Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘The Son’

The Son Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2022 Movie on Netflix

The Son soundtrack includes music by Tom Jones, Awir Leon and Hans Zimmer. This info article contains spoilers and song details for Florian Zeller’s 2022 movie on Netflix. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.

The Son stars Hugh Jackman as Peter Miller, a lawyer who lives with his second wife and looks after a young child. Laura Dern co-stars as Kate Miller, the main protagonist’s ex-wife. The storyline follows Peter as he tries to understand the perspective and motivations of his depressed son. Composer Hans Zimmer (Gladiator) scored the 123-minute film; music supervisor Ian Neil (Rocketman) selected the featured needle-drops. Here’s every song in The Son, an adaptation of Florian Zeller’s play Le Fils.

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The Son Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2022 Movie

The Son Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2022 Movie on Netflix

  • “It’s Not Unusual” by Tom Jones (00:40:00): The Son soundtrack song plays during an interior scene. Beth (Vanessa Kirby) talks to Peter and Nicholas (Zen McGrath). She starts a record and teases a special dance. Beth plays a tune made famous in pop culture via the groundbreaking NBC series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The music continues through a speaker system as Peter shows off his dance moves. Nicholas joins in on the performance as Beth jokes around. The music fades as the characters groove together.
  • “Wolf” by Awir Leon (00:42:00): An interior sequence continues. The Son soundtrack song accompanies a slo-mo sequence. Peter dances with Beth and smiles. Nicholas stands by himself and thinks. The track continues during a transition scene. Peter jogs outdoors and gazes at the horizon. He smiles before receiving a troubling phone call. Peter learns from Beth that Nicholas hid a knife under his mattress.

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The Son released theatrically in January 2023. The film arrived on Netflix in May 2023.

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