Speaking with Hollywood Records about the soundtrack, Trapanese said:
“The music of ‘No One Will Save You,’ I would describe as surprisingly organic. We wanted the score to feel still a little foreign, so one of the techniques I would use was pre-record. Normally you have the orchestra at the end of the film. This time, I recorded little fragments of ideas and heavily tweaked, so it was still organic, but it was either detuned or reversed. It didn’t sound like your traditional orchestra, but it still sounded organic.”
But you might be wondering how Trapanese created the most haunting sound on the score. It’s clearly created by strings, but it sounds a little bit warped. It’s rather prominent at the beginning of the movie. The composer explained:
“One of my favorite cues in the film is really just the opening. I took string glissandos going down but reversed them, so they evolve over time and get thicker, and they become like this cloud of sound. You also hear these trombones and french horns. That juxtaposition between that string cloud, that brass cloud, kind of like if you were sitting in a piano, we’re banging on the top of the keyboard and the bottom of the keyboard. The combined effect of that is that feeling of dread, that feeling of horror.”
The vinyl soundtrack for “No One Will Save You” comes in a special “Invasion” vinyl variant, swirled with “Midnight Blue and White Light Beam” coloring. It’s housed in a heavyweight gatefold jacket with matte satin coating, and it comes with a 12×12 insert. The only downside is that it doesn’t include the song “Knock On Any Door” by Ruby Murray, which would have been a nice touch. You can pre-order it now for $28 at Waxwork Records, and it’s expected to ship sometime in January 2024.
“No One Will Save You” is streaming on Hulu now.