The 'Westworld' Intro Theme Got The A Cappella Treatment & It's Incredible
As anyone who aggressively devoured the first season of HBO's new hit series Westworld is well aware, the show's score is one of its crowning glories. Ramin Djawadi (who also composes Game of Thrones' music) scored the show, creating a number of gorgeous instrumental covers of existing popular songs for it. The score elevated a few of the already-epic and most memorable Season 1 moments – "Paint It Black" playing over Hector's introduction/shoot-out was a stroke of sheer genius. Now, one of Djawadi's own original creations is getting a cover. An a cappella version of the Westworld's intro theme is making the rounds on the internet, and it's amazing.
The Warp Zone – a YouTube channel self-described as a "nerdy sketch comedy, gaming, and music video channel brought to you by five lifelong friends Davis, Schroeder, Ryan, Fish, and Odom" – sang a version of Westworld's ridiculously catchy instrumental theme. The five friends used the varying pitches of their voices to harmonize and mimic the piano and strings used in Djawadi's theme for the show.
The a cappella vocals are excellent, but perhaps the best part is their meticulous set-up for the video. Each of the five friends is identifiably dressed as one of the show's major characters as they're singing, while the visuals of the actual Westworld intro play in the top-middle square.
It's pretty apparent that The Warp Zone were fans of the show and watched Season 1, given that, in the video, a few of the singers mimic their characters' notable movements. The singer in the upper left, dressed as Dolores, pokes at his wrist (as Dolores did on the show when she hallucinated that she was unravelling), while the group member dressed as Bernard at bottom right has his glasses-on-the-bridge-of-the-nose look down pat. That acting (and the costuming!) alone is impressive. The other singers are dressed as Ford, the Man in Black, and a shirtless Hector (or Teddy, maybe – unclear, because he's just a shirtless dude).
Series lead Evan Rachel Wood (who plays Dolores Abernathy, the oldest host in the Westworld park) was clearly impressed with the five-man comedy troupe's version of the theme as well. Wood shared their video on Twitter, captioning it, "Standing ovation."