Tara Ziemba/WireImageJosh Homme provides the score for the film In the Fade, which is currently in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. Speaking to Variety, director Fatih Akin says that having the opportunity to work with the Queens of the Stone Age frontman was a “big surprise.”
“When I was writing [In the Fade], I was listening to a lot of music by Queens of the Stone Age,” Akin says. “I had the feeling that this could be the music that the character was listening to. It has a self-destructive attitude and somehow the film is about self-destruction.”
In the Fade, which is also the name of QotSA track, is about a woman seeking revenge against a neo-Nazi group after they murder her husband and son.
“I sent [Homme] a very early version of the film,” Akin says. “He immediately called back saying he loved it and was blown away and that he would like to put his hands on it. We phoned maybe four or five times, sent 10 emails back and forth and then I had the music. It was a very uncomplicated, fast and very clean process of working.”
Homme and the rest of Queens of the Stone Age have been working on a new album, the follow-up to their 2013 effort …Like Clockwork.
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