A Mr. Robot Soundtrack is Coming
Ask anyone who watched Mr. Robot’s award-winning first season about the show's music, and they will tell you: it really takes the series to a whole new level. Whether classical music is stirring up your emotions or a perfectly selected song is adding layers of meaning to a scene, it is impossible to think of Mr. Robot without also thinking of its music.
But it's the original soundtrack from Mr. Robot composer Mac Quayle that is most indelibly linked to the characters and the fabric of their story, which is why a two-volume set of the series' music is coming this month.
"Mac Quayle just does an amazing job on every episode,” Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail told reporters at this year's TCA session in January. “Music is obviously incredibly important. It’s not the layer at the bottom of the track for me. It’s something that stands out; it’s the soul of the show, to a larger extent. And Mac just does a beautiful job. I wish we could put every track on there. We have it truncated to two CDs. I don’t know when it’s coming out, but you should definitely get it."
The soundtrack has yet to reveal which music it will feature, but Quayle has a few favorites. During a Reddit AMA in August, the Grammy- and Emmy-nominated composer said that some scenes he enjoyed scoring most were in the pilot when Elliot confronts the owner of Ron's Coffee, the sequence in episode five when Elliot goes to Steel Mountain, and the moments in episode eight between Elliot and Whiterose. Hopefully, those cues -- plus many, many more -- will be there when the season one soundtrack arrives on May 27!