The Sister

Composer: Ruth Barrett – View bio »

Release Date (digital): 12 February 2021

About the album

This is Ruth Barrett’s soundtrack to the psychological thriller series ‘The Sister’ which recently aired on ITV. Ruth created a truly atmospheric sound for the show using a combination of strings, piano and pulsating synths.

The four-part murder mystery, written by Neil Cross (Luther, Spooks) and inspired by his novel Burial, follows a man attempting to escape the (potentially literal) ghosts of his past. Nathan (Russell Tovey) is a well-meaning man who’s spent years trying to atone for a terrible secret from his past, involving the disappearance of his wife’s sister, Elsie (Simone Ashley).

However, a decade into his new marriage with wife Holly (Amrita Acharia) and Nathan is visited by Bob, a figure from his old life who is somehow connected with Elsie’s disappearance. Bob imparts shocking news to Nathan, resulting in “a series of catastrophic decisions which cleverly drive a tense and compelling narrative of psychological suspense, dread, love and possible redemption”.

  1. That Night – 1:26
  2. Under the Bridge – 1:18
  3. Grief – 2:05
  4. Who’s the Girl – 1:01
  5. Break In – 2:03
  6. Freezer – 2:27
  7. The Drive – 1:34
  8. Twilight – 2:50
  9. Panic – 2:38
  10. Haunting You – 3:14
  11. End Credits – 0:34
  12. The True Meaning of Love – 3:52