The Swedish composer Ludwig Göransson has been picked to compose The Mandalorian, the next in the Star Wars series.
He says: ‘Words fail to express how surreal and humbling it feels to be invited into the Star Wars universe. I am deeply grateful to Jon Favreau and Disney for this opportunity and to John Williams for raising the bar so high with his iconic, intrepid scores — they will never be matched. In these next months, I hope to honour the tradition of Star Wars’ musical landscape while propelling The Mandalorian into new and uncharted territory. And I will try to remember that there is no try.’
Not since ABBA has a Swedish musician grabbed so big a chunk of mass culture.