Walt Disney Records has released the digital soundtrack from Season 2 of The Mandalorian from Lucasfilm. The Mandalorian Season 2, Volume 1 (Chapters 9-12) digital album features score by Oscar, Grammy and Emmy winning composer Ludwig Göransson (Tenet, Black Panther). The release will be followed by The Mandalorian Season 2, Volume 2 (Chapters 13-16) digital album available on December 18th.
Earlier this year, Göransson won his first Emmy for The Mandalorian, "Chapter 8: Redemption" in the Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score) category. For the first season of The Mandalorian, Göransson released eight full-length albums, one album per episode, with recurring themes throughout the season. This season, he will release the soundtrack in two volumes containing new musical themes, sounds and ideas.
The score and character themes feature instruments played by Göransson including the bass recorder, woodwinds, drums, guitars, piano and percussion. The organic elements from those instruments are then infused with tech sounds and a cinematic orchestra.
After working as an assistant to composer Theodore Shapiro, Göransson got his first big break writing music for the NBC television series, Community. This led to a friendship and collaboration with Donald Glover, who performs under the stage name Childish Gambino, on several studio albums including Because the Internet and Awaken, My Love. Göransson has been nominated for six Grammys with Childish Gambino, and won two in 2019 for "This Is America", which garnered world-wide acclaim.
In 2019, Göransson earned multiple awards and nominations for his score for Black Panther including a Golden Globe nomination, a Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack, and an Academy Award for Best Original Score.