WONKA Soundtrack Is Out Now!

Dec, 2023

With Original Songs By Neil Hannon.

"The suite of new songs, by Neil Hannon, are witty and wondrous: a set of instant, hear-once, hum-forever classics"
5 STARS, Robbie Collin - The Telegraph.
“an absolute Christmas treat”
5 STARS, Peter Bradshaw – The Guardian.
“Neil Hannon is an extraordinary songwriter. I’ve loved his band The Divine Comedy ever since I knew they existed. His writing is funny and tender, witty and emotional, and I knew he could write contemporary songs that would sit alongside the Bricusse / Newley classics"
Paul King – Director Of Wonka.

Available to stream and on CD from Friday 8th December!
Stream here.

‘Wonka (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’ is released today by WaterTower Music with original songs by Neil Hannon and score by Joby Talbot. The film is a prequel to the classic 1971 film ‘Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory’ and tells the wondrous story of how a young chocolate-maker, armed with nothing but a hatful of dreams, manages to change the world, one delectable bite at a time.

Featuring performances from
Timothée Chalamet as the young Willy Wonka, along with the movie’s ensemble cast of Hugh Grant, Calah Lane, Keegan-Michael Key and many more, the soundtrack is available for streaming and to buy on CD. More news on the CD release soon. And for LP lovers, the vinyl edition will be coming out in 2024 – that’s quite simply scrumdidilyumptious!

Neil says
: “I feel so lucky to have been a small part of this wonderfully warm and funny film. To be allowed to stir some of my own imaginative ingredients into Paul’s fantastical recipe is one of the honours of my life. To get to work with my old friend and collaborator Joby Talbot again was a joy, and reminded me of what a genius he is. And for my humble songs to share the stage with two Newley-Bricusse classics I grew up adoring, is something I could only have dreamt about. But then every good thing in this world started with a dream!

With rave reviews, ‘Wonka’ comes to UK cinemas from 8th December
. Please check your local listings for the release date in your country.

Posted: Friday 8th December, 2023.