Celebrated Composer Hans Zimmer Now Apparently Makes Ringtones, Likely Delighting Telemarketers
Move over, The Lion King, The Dark Knight, and Pirates of the Caribbean -- celebrated composer Hans Zimmer is tackling yet another drama of the ages, scoring the tense, melodic sounds of that 3rd missed-call from “Spam Risk." Yep, Zimmer, the Oscar and Grammy-winning composer behind the sounds of Dunkirk and Inception, has decided to enter the wonderful world of real-life drama, creating a set of new ringtones that may easily give “Marimba” and “Reflection" a run for its Apple trillions.
In a partnership with Chinese smartphone company, Oppo, Zimmer has essentially volunteered to provide the official score of telemarketers everywhere for their new Find X3 Pro phones, featuring two original “warm” ringtones, a “gentle” alarm (*glares in "radar"*) as well as “an orchestra of system sounds,” including “a range of energizing text and notification alerts,” according to the organization.
As Variety noted, the aforementioned ringtones, based off an original composition entitled “Colourful Future” exist with the intention of “Zimmer’s simple yet epic notes [to] inspire optimism and joy with every alert" – apparently, even when you see you've missed four calls from your mom.
“To me everything is a story. Ultimately it always ends up being about how do we get closer?" Zimmer explained in an apparently melodramatic promo clip for his latest track drop. "I felt somehow it was my duty as a musician to figure out how to replace a little bit of that spirit that comes from one heart over to the other heart. The only way you can do music is by connecting notes, and those notes connect to musicians, and musicians connect to an audience, and suddenly you have a form of communication that you’ve never had before. That’s exactly what these phones are doing these days. They connect us.”
Zimmer-approved ringtones – for when you want to be a little bit more dramatic.