The soundtracks by Emmy®-winning composer Laura Karpman for the first three episodes of Marvel’s What If…? are available now! The releases will be followed by the What If…? Soundtrack Episode 4 digital album on September 3, with subsequent weekly releases for each series episode. The soundtracks are produced by Karpman and Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum, and album producers are Brad Winderbaum, Bryan Andrews, and Dave Jordan. Marvel’s What If…? soundtracks are as bold as the series itself!
“What If…?” flips the script on the MCU, reimagining famous events from the films in unexpected ways. Marvel Studios’ first animated series focuses on different heroes from the MCU, featuring a voice cast that includes a host of stars who reprise their roles. Directed by Bryan Andrews with AC Bradley as head writer, “What If…?” launched exclusively on Disney+ on August 11, 2021. Learn more behind-the-scenes of the show here.
What If…? and More Marvel & Star Wars Music
Since the release of The Mandalorian in 2019, Disney Music has been releasing episodic soundtracks for both seasons of The Mandalorian, WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, and season 7 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It’s a soundtrack lover’s dream!
Commenting on her score, Karpman said, “Episodes two and three are portraits of two very different moments in the ‘What If…?’ multi-verse! ‘What If… T’Challa Became a Star-Lord?’ is a mash-up of themes from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘Black Panther’ – they surprisingly go well together. We also very much honor our beloved Chadwick Boseman with a musical tribute. ‘What If… the World Lost Its Mightiest Heroes?’, is a mystery-thriller and the score makes the most of this mini-movie! It is truly epic!”
Karpman’s What If…? and Other Works
Karpman creates invigorating, imaginative scores that push the boundaries of storytelling. Her award-winning music, spanning film, television, theater, interactive media, and live performance, reflects an audaciously creative, prodigious, fresh spirit. Karpman collaborates with the most innovative filmmakers of our time, including Misha Green, Steven Spielberg, Alex Gibney, Kasi Lemmons, Rory Kennedy, Sam Pollard, Laura Nix plus Eleanor, Francis Ford, and Sophia Coppola. The five-time Emmy winner’s scores span the HBO hit series Lovecraft Country, 2020 Oscar-nominated Walk Run Cha-Cha, and the Discovery Channel docuseries Why We Hate, for which she recently won an Emmy Award.
Karpman’s Impressive Resume
Karpman received a Critic’s Choice award for her song, Jump, co-written with frequent collaborators Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson, sung by Cynthia Erivo. Her animated work includes Sitara, directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, executive produced by Darla Anderson, and Gloria Steinem, released by Netflix. Her celebrated scores for interactive media include Guardians of Middle Earth, Everquest 2, Kung Fu Panda 2, Project Spark, Kinect Disneyland Adventures, and Untold Legends Dark Kingdom.
Where to Find Karpman’s Music
For more on Laura Karpman’s impressive resume and where you can find her music, you can visit her homepage.
And you can find Karpman’s music on Apple Music, Spotify, Youtube Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and Youtube Music.