Raveonettes’ Sune Rose Wagner covers White Zombie for Netflix series ‘Altered Carbon’ (listen)
New Netflix sci-fi series Altered Carbon debuted last week and is based on the cyberpunk novel by Robert K Morgan. Here’s the synopsis:
Society has been transformed by new technology: consciousness can be digitized; human bodies are interchangeable; death is no longer permanent. Takeshi Kovacs is the lone surviving soldier in a group of elite interstellar warriors who were defeated in an uprising against the new world order. His mind was imprisoned – on ice – for centuries until Laurens Bancroft, an impossibly wealthy, long-lived man, offers Kovacs the chance to live again. In exchange, Kovacs has to solve a murder … that of Bancroft himself.
Adding to the dark, technofuture setting of the show is the score by Tonic cofounder Jeff Russo, who also does the music for Fargo, Legion, The Night Of, Star Trek Discovery, and Starz’s excellent new series Counterpart. In addition to his score, Russo has teamed with The Raveonettes’ Sune Rose Wagner for a couple of thematically appropriate covers, including White Zombie’s 1995 hit “More Human Than Human.” Sune’s half-whispered vocal style definitely makes this a double-take cover, as does the piano hook at the beginning that has shades of The Exorcist theme. The song premieres in this post and you can stream it below.
The Altered Carbon soundtrack is out February 9 via Lakeshore Records and Sune also covers R.L. Burnside’s “Let My Baby Ride” for the Altered Carbon soundtrack. Check out the soundtrack’s tracklist, along with the Altered Carbon trailer, below.
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ALTERED CARBON – ORIGINAL NETFLIX SERIES SOUNDTRACK ALBUM:
1) Altered Carbon Main Titles
3) Last Stand Kovacs V1
4) Bancroft Shows Kovacs
5) Her Daughter
6) Attacked By Troopers
7) Passing The Book
8)The Patchwork Man
9) Let My Baby Ride – Sune Wagner (R.L. Burnside Cover)
10) More Human Than Human – Sune Wagner (White Zombie Cover)
11) Ain’t No Grave – Renee Elise Goldsberry (Johnny Cash Cover)