LUCIFER: SEASONS 1-5 (ORIGINAL TELEVISION SOUNDTRACK) AND
DC’s STARGIRL: SEASON 1 (ORIGINAL TELEVISION SCORE)
NOW AVAILABLE ON WATERTOWER MUSIC
(August 21, 2020 – Los Angeles, CA) — WaterTower Music is excited to announce new releases available on Friday, August 21, for two fan-favorite DC/Warner Bros. Television series: Lucifer: Seasons 1-5 (Original Television Soundtrack) (https://lnk.to/LuciferPR) and DC’s Stargirl: Season 1 (Original Television Score) (https://lnk.to/DCStargirlPR). The WaterTower Music releases are available at all platforms now, as well as the online store at DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes on Saturday, August 22.
Lucifer: Seasons 1-5 (Original Television Soundtrack) features 13 songs from the first five seasons of the devilish drama, featuring performances by series stars Tom Ellis, Lauren German and Lesley Ann-Brandt, as well as guest star Lindsey Gort and performer Skye Townsend. Recently renewed for a sixth and final season, Lucifer’s fifth season premieres Friday, August 21, on Netflix.
Lucifer composers Jeff Russo and Ben Decter relished the opportunity to tap the musical skills of the cast in performing a number of classic and contemporary standards: “Getting to record amazing songs with a fantastically talented cast is a rare experience. And creating this Lucifer soundtrack album was a treat. If only every cast were as fun! We feel lucky.”
Series star Tom Ellis, who plays the title character, was equally enthusiastic: “The music of Lucifer has been one of the main reasons I have loved playing this role. It rekindles my passion for singing, which ironically started in church when I was a child. Funny old world, isn’t it?”
DC’s Stargirl: Season 1 (Original Television Score) features 22 tracks from the debut season of the hit series. Recently wrapping its first season on both The CW and DC UNIVERSE, DC’s Stargirl was recently renewed for a second season exclusively on The CW. Based on the character created by Geoff Johns, DC’s Stargirl features an epic score by the award-winning film and television composer Pinar Toprak, who received her first Primetime Emmy® nomination this year for her work on HBO’s McMillions.
“I’m a huge fan of show creator Geoff Johns and everything he’s done,” remarked Toprak. “When we met, the way he talked about Courtney, the character, and his vision for DC’s Stargirl really touched my heart. Obviously, I love this genre to begin with, so it was a no-brainer to compose the score. Working with Geoff was just one of the best experiences of my career, to be honest.”
Lucifer: Seasons 1-5 (Original Television Soundtrack) and DC’s Stargirl: Season 1 (Original Television Score) will be available on August 21, 2020, from WaterTower Music.
LUCIFER is the story of the original fallen angel. Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) has abandoned his throne and retired to L.A., where he teams up with an LAPD detective to help punish criminals. Also starring Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro, DB Woodside, Lesley Ann-Brandt, Aimee Garcia and Rachael Harris, the fifth season of Lucifer is executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Joe Henderson, Ildy Modrovich, KristieAnne Reed, Jason Ning and Tom Ellis. Developed by Tom Kapinos and based on characters created for DC by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg, the series is produced by Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television.
About DC’s Stargirl
The new Super Hero series DC’s STARGIRL follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger) as she inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. This new drama reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in an unpredictable series that focuses on the character that started creator Geoff Johns’ career as a comic book writer when he created her in 1999, lovingly inspired by his late sister who was killed in a 1996 plane explosion. Also starring Yvette Monreal, Anjelika Washington, Cameron Gellman, Trae Romano, Jake Austin Walker, Hunter Sansone, Meg DeLacy, Neil Jackson, Christopher James Baker, with Amy Smart and Luke Wilson, the first season of DC’s Stargirl was executive produced by Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti, Melissa Carter, Greg Beeman and Sarah Schechter. Created for television by Johns, the series is produced by Berlanti Productions and Mad Ghost Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
About Lucifer Composer Ben Decter
Emmy®-winning composer and songwriter Ben Decter has created a diverse body of music for television and film. Decter’s Emmy® resulted from his score for the Academy Award®-nominated documentary Operation Homecoming. In addition to Lucifer, Decter’s other recent projects include Bless This Mess, Lethal Weapon, Shadowhunters, and Shut Eye.
The range of his work includes the lush, orchestral score to the Shonda Rhimes ABC drama Off the Map and the procedural drama CSI: Cyber. In recent years, Decter’s music has been an integral part of NFL Films. He also scored the Emmy®-nominated Peter Jennings/ABC News Special celebrating Martin Luther King’s March on Washington. Another highlight was co-creating the score to We Live in Public, the 2009 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winner.
Born in Manhattan, and raised in New Jersey, Decter graduated from Harvard University, where he majored in political science. Although Decter currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and MMA-loving daughter, his son has reversed this migration and is currently studying in New York.
About Lucifer Composer Jeff Russo
Jeff Russo is an Emmy® Award–winning and Grammy-nominated composer, scoring varied and compelling music for film, television, and video games. He won an Emmy Award and received two additional Emmy nominations for his thrilling and angst-producing score on FX’s Golden Globe– and Emmy-winning Fargo. Russo also received a BAFTA nomination for Best Music for Annapurna Interactive’s video game What Remains of Edith Finch. Russo’s film credits include Noah Hawley’s Lucy in the Sky, starring Natalie Portman and Jon Hamm; Craig Macneill’s Lizzie, starring Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart, which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival; Peter Berg’s action-thriller film Mile 22, starring Mark Wahlberg; and Jon Avnet’s Three Christs, starring Richard Gere, which premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival
Russo is currently scoring the second season of Apple TV+’s For All Mankind, and recently wrapped the music for the fifth season of Netflix’s Lucifer. His music can also be heard on shows such as Netflix’s Cursed, Altered Carbon and The Umbrella Academy, CBS All Access’s Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Discovery, FX’s Legion and Snowfall, Starz’s Power and Counterpart, HBO’s Golden Globe– and Emmy-nominated series The Night Of, and more.
In addition to composing music for film and television, Russo is a founding member, lead guitarist, and co-songwriter of two-time Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum-selling rock band Tonic. Their debut album, “Lemon Parade,” posted three singles in the U.S. Mainstream rock charts’ Top 10, with “If You Could Only See” rocketing to number one. In 2003, the band received two Grammy nominations, one for “Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal” for “Take Me As I Am,” and one for “Best Rock Album.”
About DC’s Stargirl Composer Pinar Toprak
Pinar Toprak is one of the most refreshing voices in music composition today, with a diverse body of work spanning film, television, and video games. In addition to DC’s Stargirl, she has composed for major Super Hero sagas like Captain Marvel, and Warner Horizon Scripted Television’s Superman prequel series Krypton. She also scored HBO’s six-part docuseries McMillions, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and earned her a 2020 Emmy® nomination. In addition, she has written music for Epic Games’ massively popular online video game Fortnite. Away from the big screen, Toprak crafted the new main theme for Walt Disney World’s iconic EPCOT theme park and wrote music for Christina Aguilera’s 2019 Xperience show in Las Vegas.
Toprak was the recipient of the 2019 ASCAP Shirley Walker Award and also won the 2019 IFMCA (International Film Music Critics Association) Award for “Best Original Score for a Documentary Film” for her score to The Tides of Fate. She had previously won two other IFMCA Awards for her work on The Wind Gods and The Lightkeepers. which was on the Academy Award® shortlist for Best Original Score in 2011.
Toprak was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, where she began her classical music education at the age of five. After studying composition and multiple instruments at the conservatory, she moved to Chicago to study jazz, before continuing on to Boston for a degree in film scoring from Berklee College of Music. She then moved to Los Angeles, earned a master’s degree at CSUN in composition at age 22, and has quickly become an active and reinvigorating composer in Hollywood.
She resides in Los Angeles, and when not composing, she loves to sail the Pacific Coast.
About WaterTower Music
WaterTower Music, the in-house label for the WarnerMedia companies, releases recorded music as rich and diverse as the companies themselves. It has been the soundtrack home to many of the world’s most iconic films, television shows and games since 2001.