Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘The Stranger’

The Stranger Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2022 Netflix Movie

The Stranger soundtrack includes music by Icehouse, Adam Cheng Siu Chow and Oliver Coates. This info article contains spoilers and song details for Thomas M. Wright’s 2022 Netflix movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.

The Stranger stars Joel Edgerton as Mark Frame, an undercover detective in Western Australia. Sean Harris co-stars as Henry Teague, a murder suspect from Queensland who gets caught up in a sting operation. The storyline follows Mark and his colleagues as they attempt to acquire evidence that could be used in a trial. Composer Oliver Coates (Aftersun) scored the 116-minute Netflix film; music supervisor Jemma Burns (Nitram) selected the featured needle-drops. Here’s every song in The Stranger, an adaptation of Kate Kyriacou’s 2005 book The Sting.

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The Stranger Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2022 Netflix Movie

The Stranger Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2022 Netflix Movie

  • “Trojan Blue” by Icehouse (00:47:00): The Stranger soundtrack song accompanies an interior sequence. Henry invites Mark into his home. He plays a record and dances. Mark observes his target. The music drops as Henry continues dancing.
  • “Fang Cao Qing Tian” by Adam Cheng Siu Chow (01:03:00): Mark visits a restaurant with Henry. The track sets in as the characters talk about John (Alan Dukes). A man walks over to their table. Henry is asked to provide background details on a napkin. He obliges while Mark watches from his seat. The Stranger soundtrack song continues as Henry is asked to provide his real name. He talks to Mark about his background. The characters continue chatting. Henry makes his way over to John. The music fades as the characters have a brief conversation.

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The Stranger soundtrack also includes:

  • “Spring Morning in Suzhou” by Deng Jian-Dong & Wang Wen-Li

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.