Tastemaker labels Black Butter, Kitsuné and the illustrious Decca have helped push Solomon Grey’s commercial releases whilst their work for picture across television, movies, trailers and commercials includes original soundtracks for BBC series The Casual Vacancy (adapted from the J.K. Rowling novel), The Last Post and hit 2019 comedy Back To Life.
Their debut release Gen V via Black Butter Records in 2013 carved a path for a debut ‘pop’ album, but the serendipitous opportunity for soundtrack work gave them another outlet. Next up was Decca-issued mini-album Selected Works - a mix of original music and songs which featured parts of their breakthrough score to The Casual Vacancy. Solomon Grey’s eponymous full-length debut followed in 2016.
Album two, Human Music (Mercury KX, 2018) is a poignant collection of intricate and transcendent songs, encompassing the themes of choice, love and loss following the death at Swiss clinic Dignitas of Joe’s mother Sandy. The album features the same luscious sounds provided by the 22-piece Hungarian orchestra & vintage CS-80 synth which feature on the soundtrack to the BBC/Amazon production The Last Post. In 2019 the duo released their soundtrack to BBC's Back To Life.