The Nope Soundtrack Comes On Vinyl, Featuring Incredible Artwork

Given the genre storytelling featured in “No,” Abels had his work cut out when creating the music. “‘No’ is my most ambitious score yet,” Abels said in the announcement. “There are elements of the genres of sci-fi, action, horror and westerns, but always through the tonal palette of Jordan Peele’s unique vision.”

Our own Jack Giroux interviewed Abels about the new score, confirming that the sound included “an orchestra bigger than [he’d] never used before”, while simultaneously including “a lot of silence in the score because [in] this wide open valley, it’s important to hear the sound that OJ hears when he first realizes there may be something out there.”

The most fascinating aspect of the release, however, is that the artwork chosen for the record cover was designed by a teenager. Artist Ethan Mesa was selected to design the artwork by Jordan Peele himself. Mesa had posted some fanart on social media in February when the trailer dropped, and it ended up on Peele’s radar, who liked it so much he offered to buy it. A few months later, Peele and Waxwork offered him to design the record, invited him and his tutor to see the film before anyone else, and the rest is history.

The “Nope” soundtrack is currently available for pre-order with an expected ship date of December 2022, pending unexpected supply chain delays or production changes.

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