The last time Jerome Dillon put out music under the Nearly
moniker was in 2005, with his album Reminder
. Much of the material on that first record came out of demos recorded in various hotel rooms throughout Europe in between touring as the drummer for Nine Inch Nails' Fragility tour. There were some live performances, and a limited CD/DVD of reminder live 2006
, but since then, things got quiet on the Nearly front, right up until last week.
Jerome Dillon has composed original music for the upcoming No One Lives
, an action-thriller directed by Ryuhei Kitamura
(Midnight Meat Train) and released via WWE/Anchor Bay. Assisting him on the film's musical score are Robin Finck and Keith Hillebrandt, who also worked with him on new material for Nearly.
The track I sneaked a listen to features a piano melody and female vocals over buzzing atmospherics and strings, continuing the pensive mood that's right at home with music heard on the debut album. It does get upbeat at the very end - but just a little, not enough to spoil the flavor. You'll be able to listen for yourself in a few days - the songs will be available as free downloads on May 10th, coinciding with the release of the film