As Texas natives, Explosions are familiar with the gorgeous landscapes of Big Bend, making them the perfect group to score a nature documentary on the National Park. While the lead single off Big Bend (An Original Soundtrack for Public Television), “Climbing Bears,” captured the quiet beauty of the area, “Flying” represents more the awe-inspiring expanse.
Giving the sense of gliding through the wide open air, the track is accompanied by a fitting video of birds (is that a Vermilion flycatcher I spot?) soaring the skies. Check out the clip for Explosions in the Sky’s “Flying” below.
The band began work on the Big Bend score back in 2019, expanding on those musical cues to create a standalone album. The resulting Big Bend (An Original Soundtrack for Public Television) is due out October 1st, and you can pre-order it now.