Cobra Kai Single Soundtrack & Interview with Composers [EXCLUSIVE]

Cobra Kai composers Zach Robinson and Leo Birenberg discuss season 4 of the Netflix series Karate Kid and create an exclusive track, “It’s Karate Time”.

screen delirium has an exclusive first hearing of a new song by Cobra Kai season 4, as well as an interview with the show’s composers. Cobra Kai is the continuation of The Karate Kid saga that began with the first film, released in 1984. Directed by John G. Avildsen and written by Robert Mark Kamen, the story follows a teenage boy named Daniel LaRusso (played by Ralph Macchio) who moves from New Jersey to California, where he struggles to fit in, getting into trouble with a local karate dojo called Cobra Kai. Dojo star student Johnny Lawrence (played by William Zabka) and his cronies begin to intimidate LaRusso, who ends up finding help from handyman Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki “Pat” Morita). who also happens to be a classically trained martial artist. . Miyagi agrees to train LaRusso to take on Lawrence and the Cobra Kai dojo, setting off a chain of events that would spill over into the show’s current season.


Cobra Kai picks up three decades after the last film in the series, The Karate Kid: Part III, who again finds adult LaRusso and Lawrence at odds, as they both run competing dojos, Cobra Kai and Miyagi-Do, now with their students starting their own rivalries. Add the offspring of LaRusso and Lawrence into the mix, along with old friends and foes from the film series, and Cobra Kai has more than enough to capture the spirit of the original films while bringing the story to a whole new generation. Drama, action and humor are fully on display with the show, which is greatly enhanced by the music that accompanies it.

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screen delirium talked with the composers Leo Birenberg and Zach Robinson, who have been composing music since Cobra Kai since the first season. In addition to maintenance, screen delirium has the first exclusive listening of the first track released from Cobra Kai season 4, titled “It’s Karate Time”, which is a fitting blend of nostalgia with rock, synth and themed overtures that feel like a real karate opus. With the All Valley Karate Tournament playing a key role this season, there’s a good chance this track could have a good home there. Listen carefully “It’s karate time” HERE and check out Birenberg and Robinson’s exclusive interview below, where they discuss making music for the show, how they become big fans while composing, and how they prepare for a season. to another, including the recent Cobra Kai season 5.

Birenberg and Robinson have both composed music for a wide range of projects, including Hulu’s. Pen15, Die Hart, Central Park, Jurassic Park: Camp Cretaceous, and more. The original composer of The Karate Kid series was the legendary Bill Conti, who won an Oscar for his score for Good things and is perhaps best known for creating the Rocky theme. Conti’s original work on The Karate Kid the saga continues to be played out in the show itself and many themes are incorporated into the compositions of Birenberg and Robinson from season to season. Cobra Kai.

Cobra Kai Season 4 promises a lot of drama and action, and the music plays a key role. The series has consistently returned to the ’80s and’ 90s era in terms of songs to complement the characters and setting while still providing a well-rounded score to play on stages that need it. Music was an important part of The Karate Kid series, whether from Conti’s sheet music or the songs used throughout, which have become part of his identity over time. As important as the action and drama may be, they are even better with appropriate music, a tradition that showrunners and songwriters of Cobra Kai continue with pride. Cobra Kai Season 4 debuts on New Years Eve. “It’s karate time” single will be available from Friday 12/17 and the full soundtrack will be available on 1/7.

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