Will Bates is an award-winning composer, multi-instrumentalist and founder of music production company Fall On Your Sword. He has composed original scores for a myriad of filmmakers including acclaimed directors Mike Cahill (Another Earth, I Origins), Alex Gibney (We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief), and Matt Ross (28 Hotel Rooms).
Bates has recently scored a number of television series: SyFy's hit "The Magicians", Hulu's "The Path", "Chance" and "The Looming Tower", as well as NBC's "Rise". Current projects include "Sweetbitter" for Starz, and the upcoming George R.R. Martin series "Nightflyers" for Netflix.
As a solo artist and multi-instrumentalist, Bates has recorded and toured around the globe under the name of his own post-punk band The Rinse and has collaborated with Electric Six front-man Dick Valentine as The Evil Cowards. As a saxophonist, Bates has collaborated with legendary artists ranging from 60's icon Lulu to techno legend Marshall Jefferson. He has also worked with a similarly diverse bunch including Mike Rutherford, Roy Ayers and Morcheeba's Skye Edwards as a producer and composer. In 2007, Bates created the first of a series of videos under the name Fall On Your Sword. His videos quickly went viral on YouTube, racking up hits in the millions and an explosive FOYS live act soon followed. In 2009 Fall On Your Sword evolved into a music production company. Bates currently resides in Los Angeles and is celebrating the opening of Fall On Your Sword's new west coast studio.
Milan Records today announces the release of BLISS (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) with music by composer, multi-instrumentalist, and Fall On Your Sword founder WILL BATES. Available everywhere now, the album features music from the romantic sci-fi thriller by writer and director Mike Cahill, which makes its debut on Prime Video and in select theaters on Friday, February 5 from Amazon Studios. This marks the third collaboration between BATES and Cahill.
Of the soundtrack, BATES says, "Collaborating with Mike Cahill continues to be one of my greatest joys. He is a visionary, and he's always pushing the boundaries of what is possible. There's so much mutual trust when we work together. He has the ability of putting everyone he works with in this safe, magical environment that really encourages experimentation. I find myself being challenged in new ways and, despite having worked on so many projects together, it seems as if I'm always trying something new with him… The key was to find the tonal balance that the story has; this mind-bending almost absurdist reality against Greg's heartbreaking journey. The scale of the movie let me really stretch the palette. Along with all sorts of mangled analogue synths, this was my first experience with a full orchestra, and also one that allowed me to dip into my background as a jazz saxophonist."