James Newton Howard – “Zuwanie Arrival at U.N.”

I know, I know, the cut I chose from this soundtrack made for an awkward post title, but hear me (and the song) out. If you’ve never watched it, The Interpreter is a satisfying thriller a-la-Bourne Identity (just replace the lead spy with a diplomat run amuck). In fact, it would be easy to confuse this with several John Powell works.  The music is likewise tense and action-y but also quite structured. Jolty strings pair with plenty of fresh percussion and a swaying melody line in this particular track. If you need perky action music to motivate your writing, I suggest this rather than a snarky, rock-flavored song.