December 10, 2018
Composer Segun Akinola's eclectic and fresh soundtrack for the all-new Doctor Who is available for pre-order from today, ahead of release on 11th January 2019 on CD and as a digital download.
Pre-order the album and you will automatically receive the single ‘Thirteen’. The track, released on Wednesday 12th December, is also available to buy separately on iTunes and you can also watch the music video for the track here.
With these recordings, fans will be able to relive the excitement of Series 11 as Segun’s music conjures up the wonder and mystery of the Doctor Who universe and Jodie Whittaker’s first series as the Doctor.
Matt Strevens, Executive Producer Doctor Who commented:
"Working with Segun on the new series of Doctor Who has been a total joy and a musical revelation. His mission was to provide a new soundscape for a new era, a new version of the show and for Chris Chibnall’s vision. In that, he excelled and then some. We wanted to make 11 stand-alone movies and he has given us 11 stand-alone scores."
Doctor Who Series 11 saw the debut of Chris Chibnall as showrunner and featured Jodie Whittaker’s arrival as the new Doctor. It delivered a new look, new feel and new sound and achieved the highest viewing figures in the history of Doctor Who for a series launch episode.
As the new composer, Segun Akinola embraced the history of the show, delving into the best traditions of the pioneering BBC Radiophonic Workshop. An alumnus of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, and part of 2017’s BAFTA Breakthrough Brit programme, he has proven to be equally adept in working with found sounds and experimental music as well as pop, ambient, big classical orchestral scores and electronic soundscapes. Plus, for Series 11 he created a fresh take on the legendary Ron Grainer and Delia Derbyshire theme tune.
The soundtrack is available for pre-order from today and will be released 11th January 2019 on CD and as a digital download. Pre-order here.