Interview with the Vampire Music By Daniel Hart
A sensuous, contemporary reinvention of Anne Rice’s revolutionary gothic novel, Interview with the Vampire follows Louis de Pointe du Lac (Jacob Anderson), Lestat de Lioncourt (Sam Reid) and Claudia’s (Bailey Bass) epic story of love, blood, and the perils of immortality, as told to journalist Daniel Molloy (Eric Bogosian). Chafing at the limitations of life as a Black man in 1900s New Orleans, Louis finds it impossible to resist the rakish Lestat de Lioncourt’s offer of the ultimate escape: joining him as his vampire companion.
The new series, debuting exclusively on AMC, features original score music by acclaimed composer and producer Daniel Hart.
The soundtrack finds Hart fully embracing the complexity of Anne Rice’s classic novel with a soaring, orchestral score befitting the lush, gothic tale of love and immortality. In addition to the album’s 18 instrumental tracks, Hart contributes an original vocal song performed by actor Sam Reid, who plays the infamous vampire Lestat in the series. At times delicately romantic and others hauntingly dramatic, Hart’s score coalesces into a musical collection as opulent and timeless as its source material.
Of his score, composer Daniel Hart says, “What an honor it’s been to play a small part in the telling of these beautifully complex, resonant stories. [Executive Producer] Rolin Jones and I spoke at length about what kind of music Louis, Lestat, and Claudia should have this time around: from what instrumentation, melodies, and rhythms would suit them best to how we could best capture their love, their misery, their anger and more. From every joy to every cruelty and every heartbeat, I found their stories to be full of endless melodies. Music is such a huge part of these characters’ lives and journeys, and I feel lucky to have accompanied them in this way.”
The first season airs new episodes every Sunday at 10/9PM central on AMC with episodes streaming one week early on AMC+.