Listen to Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Soundtrack

Film composer Michael Giacchino is one of the most sought after musicians in Hollywood with good reason. His work has landed him an Emmy, Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA award, amongst a flood of other accolades. Best known for genre scores, his rousing music is very much a product of his early video game compositions. Since then, he’s best known for his soundtracks to a variety of Pixar and Disney films, as well as the majority of J.J. Abrams projects, including Star Trek. This summer, he reboots the score to the highly anticipated Marvel Studios blockbuster Spider-Man: Homecoming. 

While the complete Original Motion Picture Soundtrack isn’t dropping until July 7th, you can get your Spidey senses tingling right now with Giacchino’s Spider-Man: Homecoming Suite on Spotify or your favorite streaming services. The track combines several themes from the upcoming film, sampling various moods and tones in anthology form. The suite also appears on the full Soundtrack album as track 22, and it is also available for purchase.

Beginning with a playful, light Do-Re-Mi on xylophone, backed by the composer’s trademark swelling strings, the suite’s opening progresses into a big, superhero theme intro, of which variations are repeated throughout the 6 minute and 13 second track. Giacchino’s known for his emotional sweeps and kitchen-sink technique, and when we get to 1:25 into the suite, it’s just that. The theme gets a hero’s welcome with bold horns, snappy percussion, a layering of strings, and a hint of something electronic. At around two minutes into the suite, darker, moodier, possibly villainous, themes emerge. This section plays off of the same six-note Spidey theme from earlier in the track, but with venomous intent. Four minutes into the track, things get romantic, beautiful, and light with the addition of a flute solo that gives rise to another take-over of orchestral strings. At five minutes in and on to the very end, we’re given a…

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