Pulsating around the fear and suspense of a distorted cyber world, “Bullet Time (Moderna Remix)” opens a portal to the unknown on the soundtrack to The Matrix Resurrections, the first movie within the franchise in almost 20 years. The film—directed by Lana Wachowski and starring Matrix alums Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss—finds Neo living a “normal” life in San Francisco as Thomas A. Anderson nearly two decades since The Matrix Revolutions, before he’s pulled back into the Matrix.
Moderna’s palpitating beats parallel the tension of the sci-fi thriller. Continuing in a breathy state, the “Bullet Time” remix, which runs just over six minutes, pauses as Trinity says, “It feels like I have been waiting my whole life for you. What the hell took you so long?” and later returning two minutes later to utter, “My name is Trinity, and you better take your hands off me.” “When I was asked by Lana Wachowski to do a remix for the new Matrix soundtrack I was absolutely thrilled, to say the least,” shares Moderna. “The Matrix played an important role in my creative life throughout the years, and I was extremely grateful for the opportunity.”
In good company, the producer and DJ, who lives in Berlin with her wife, joins other DJs on the 25-track Matrix Resurrections soundtrack, co-composed by the Oscar-nominated duo of Australian electronic musician Johnny Klimek and Run Lola Run director Tom Tykwer, who first collaborated on the 1997 German film Winter Sleepers. “I’m so happy to be amongst so many great artists like Gudrun Gut, Marcel Dettmann, and Thomas Fehlmann—also the brilliant composer Tom Tykwer,” Moderna continues. “It’s great to be in such good company.”
Moderna’s “Bullet Time” follows the release of Tykwer and Kilmek’s closing “Neo and Trinity Theme (Exomorph Remix).” Hear her track below.