The CW’s post-apocalyptic sleeper hit The 100 has seen a lot of changes in season 3. Major characters have died; new villains have emerged; and Clarke even had red hair for a bit. But a more subtle change that viewers might not have noticed is the show’s new musical composer: Tree Adams, who joined the series for season 3.
Executive Producer Jason Rothenberg first approached Adams — known for his work on Californication and Legends — because he wanted to take a more “cinematic” approach in season 3. With that in mind, Adams has created a score that adds to the groundwork the first two seasons laid. “We keep going back to this idea that we’re going to use the same box of crayons,” Adams told EW. “But we are going to try to create a little bit more of a complicated construct to help underscore some of the mythology.” The end result is a score that he describes as “gritty” and “a mixture of Mad Max and Middle Earth.”
Season 3 has been filled with musical moments that help to add to the storytelling. “His music binds together a vast range of conflicts, characters, relationships, and settings to create an effortless and rich experience,” Rothenberg says, of Adams’ season 3 score, in a release.
And for the first time, fans of The 100 will be able to enjoy that score separately from the episodes: WaterTower Music is releasing The 100: Original Television Soundtrack — Season 3 on April 15. EW has the exclusive sneak peek of two tracks below, and the full album can be pre-ordered on iTunes starting April 14.