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Music for the Female Gaze: Talking with Composer Karl Frid about ‘Pleasure’

Just recently I had the opportunity to speak with composer Karl Frid about his work on the movie Pleasure. Karl Frid studied classical music at the Royal College of Music in London with trombone as his main instrument, before making a musical U-turn. He went to study Afro-Cuban music at the CNSEA in Havana, Cuba before finishing his studies in Afro-American music at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Since then, he has worked as a full-time freelance musician, composer, arranger, and producer. His vast knowledge in music ranges from classical and jazz to Latin, hip-hop, and pop music.

Since 2011 Karl has been working closely with his brother, Pär Frid under the name Frid & Frid. They primarily write music for film and TV and have scored several features and TV series of different genres. In 2018 they were nominated in the Best Music category at the Swedish Film Institute “Guldbaggen” Awards for their score for the documentary Citizen Schein

Karl’s latest work for film is the feature Pleasure, by Ninja Thyberg, which was in the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival 2020 and later premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2021, where it received outstanding reviews with special mentions of the score. At the Gothenburg Film Festival, the film was awarded the FIPRESCA Award by the international critic’s jury. The score is a mixture of sacred choral opera and hip-hop. 

I hope you enjoy our conversation about the movie Pleasure!

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  • How did you get started as a film composer?

I’ve always had an interest in film and film music. During my last year of my studies at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, I took some extracurricular classes in many different fields and one of them was scoring for film and games. I found it very fun, creative, and exciting to be able to create tension and different emotions to picture. But it wasn’t until a few years later when I teamed up with my brother Pär and started Frid & Frid that I really got started with scoring for film. At first, we did some commissions for children’s television and ads, and then we got to do more extensive and challenging projects.

  • How did you get connected with working on this movie? What drew you to it once you saw it?

Pär and I were approached pretty late in the process, about a month from the intended final cut. We had worked with the producers Erik Hemmendorf, Eliza Jones, and Markus Waltå before and they asked us for a meeting with Ninja and sent us a rough cut of the film without any temp music. I remember I was just knocked out by the strength of the film and the fresh and raw look into this special universe. It was so liberating with this obvious and genius take on the female gaze. At the time, Pär was tied up in another project, working on commission for a symphony orchestra, but I was so taken by the film that we decided that I would do the score by myself.

  • How did you come up with the idea to juxtapose sacred opera and hip-hop in the score for Pleasure, that’s not a genre pairing you usually encounter in a soundtrack. What’s the story behind this, I really like how it all turned out.

I had such a great collaboration with Ninja. It was a collective process of problematizing, analyzing, discussing and testing different angles and ideas. We had many long discussions about the patriarchal structures being displayed in the film, about female empowerment, and about our own preconceptions about the porn industry. The idea of mixing sacred choral opera with hip-hop beats came quite early in the process. We talked a lot about finding the inner voice of Bella, and about how she pictures herself, opposed to how the patriarchal society perceives her. This became the musical manifestation of the Harlot vs the Madonna. Heaven or hell. The hip-hop also represents the self-image of the female porn actresses as “bad ass,” with full control over themselves and their surroundings, and we found the clash between the hip-hop and the sacred opera very interesting.

The film has so many layers, and I was constantly reminded and enlightened by Ninja about all the different meanings and details. The film is also changing between many different storytelling techniques – social realism, dark comedy, and elevated scenes in slow motion almost seductive like a music video. We wanted to explore the sounds of the female body and the orgasm, and found this correlation between the fake orgasm and opera, as it’s not a ”normal” way of singing, rather a theatrical, constructed expression. There was also a reference to Hildegard von Bingen, a German nun in the 12th century who composed choral works for nuns. She was also pretty cool since she was pretty outspoken about female sexuality and actually is supposedly the first person to have written the first description of the female orgasm, with her text ”Causae et Curae.” She’s also been known to have had a positive and relaxed view of sex and often opposed to the church’s tendencies to demonize female sexuality.

  • On a related note, are there any themes in the music for specific characters? Or does the music not go in a thematic direction?

Yes, there are. The ”Confutatis” theme, along with “Voca Me Cum Benedictus,” and ”Oro Supplex” are all Bella’s themes – symbolizing her journey in the porn industry and manifesting her innocence and self-image. “Fata Viam Invenient,” is the theme of her antagonist Ava, and “Una Gioia Sempre Viva,” is written as the friendship theme of Bella & Joy, and also works as Joy’s theme.

  • Were you given any specific directions on what to include in the film’s soundtrack?

Not from the start. Ninja wanted an epic score and a unique and special sonic universe for the film. The music should be a statement and a character in itself. It was also very important that the score wasn’t generic or tried to push emotions or judgment on the characters. Music that shouldn’t always go with the emotions but rather be a juxtaposition on what we see on the screen.

  • Were there any musical ideas you tried for the score but ultimately abandoned because they weren’t working out?

Oh yes. The first sketches I made, featuring cello, all turned out too generic. Haha, so I had to restart and find a different angle. But that was great. I think it’s often better to try something out and realize that it doesn’t work, to help you find what does. If you don’t eliminate different options, you’ll have a much harder time finding what you’re looking for. 

  • Did the pandemic affect the recording of the score at all?

Yes, but not necessarily in a bad way. For one, it gave me more time to work on the score. It also limited my resources, which I often find, from a creative perspective, can be really inspiring and force you to explore and push the limitations rather than if you had all the choices in the world. Since so many concerts and events were cancelled during this period, it also meant that Caroline had a lot of time and could be at my disposal in a way that would have been unlikely under normal circumstances as she is often very busy. Which was great for me and the score. It created space for us to go into this creative bubble. Of course, at the same time things were really rough for so many of my fellow colleagues and musicians and times were really uncertain.

  • How much time did you have to work on the music?

At first, not that long, but because of the pandemic, with cancelled festivals etcetera, I got more time to work on the score. I would say that in total I was working on it for about four months.

  • Excluding the voices, is any type of traditional orchestra used in this soundtrack or is it all synthesized?

No, for this score there are no traditional orchestral instruments involved. I basically created the score around the voices of Caroline Gentele and Sofia Kappel. Then, I used those recordings as samples from which I built different voice synthesizers and drums. Apart from that, I basically worked with different 808 samples and drums as well as the Moog Grandmother synthesizer which I find myself returning to for every new project I’ve done since I bought it.

  • Do you have a favorite piece in the score?

I think my favorite piece is “Una Gioia Sempre Viva,” because of its warmth and meaning. But I also like the other pieces a lot. Then, of course, I LOVE the rap tracks I created together with Mapei and Ludvig Klint – “Una Gioia,” “Hard to the Core,” and ”Good Girl/Bad Girl.”

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I wanted to say thank you to Karl Frid for taking the time to speak with me about his work on Pleasure. I hope you enjoyed this interview, and have a great rest of the day!

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Soundtrack News: ‘Mr. Malcolm’s List’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to be Released July 1st

 Lakeshore Records is set to release Mr. Malcolm’s List—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack featuring music by award-winning neo-classical composer Amelia Warner (Wild Mountain Thyme), digitally on July 1.  Warner is adept at creating timeless sounding scores for films with expansive stories and for this historical drama, she balances gravitas and grandeur with playful, energetic cues.  The Bleecker Street film directed by Emma Holly Jones and starring Freida Pinto Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù and Zawe Ashton exclusively in theaters on July 1st.

Says Warner about Mr. Malcolm’s List:

“I had an incredible time working on Mr. Malcom’s List and was so inspired and excited by Emma’s vision for the film. We wanted the music to feel classic and timeless. We hoped that it would ground the story and give the film weight and grandeur. I really enjoyed playing around with textures, using shimmering harmonics and woodwind trills to create a fizziness and energy. I wanted there to be a fun playfulness and mischief to the score which was achieved with characterful and expressive woodwind. I also wanted the score to feel romantic and sweeping and have hopefully achieved that with the main love theme for Malcom and Selina. I wanted this theme to feel like it was glowing and sparkling surrounding it with magical glittering harmonics and flute trills.”

Breakthrough neo-classical composer Amelia Warner is best known for her stunning soundtrack for the 2018 Irish-American film ‘Mary Shelley’, directed by Haifaa al-Mansour and starring Elle Fanning. It won Amelia the ‘Breakthrough Composer of The Year’ at the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) Awards in 2019, and a nomination in the ‘Discovery of the Year’ category at the World Soundtrack Awards.

Mr. Malcolm’s List is summarized as follows:

When she fails to meet an item on his list of requirements for a bride, Julia Thistlewaite (Zawe Ashton) is jilted by London’s most eligible bachelor, Mr. Malcolm (Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù). Feeling humiliated and determined to exact revenge, she convinces her friend Selina Dalton (Freida Pinto) to play the role of his ideal match. Soon, Mr. Malcolm wonders whether he’s found the perfect woman…or the perfect hoax.

TRACK LIST

01. Overture

02. Quite The Reputation

03. Selina

04. Malcolm and Selina

05. A Plan is Hatched

06. Arriving at Hadley Hall

07. A Gift of Friendship?

08. A Trustworthy Gentleman

09. Selina Arrives in London

10. Julia Discovered

11. Croquet

12. The First Meeting

13. A Forgiving Nature

14. Proposal

15. Oh Henry

16. Heartbreak

17. Julia and Selena Make Up

18. The Chase

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Soundtrack News: ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Original Soundtrack Available Now

The Obi-Wan Kenobi soundtrack composed by Natalie Holt and John Williams is available now. Obi-Wan Kenobi begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat—the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.

Commenting on the score, Holt had the following to say:

“Like many children, the iconic music of John Williams underscored my childhood in all the classic movies I watched. It was his music in E.T. that first made me realise that film music existed so to have scored a project that has his musical heritage embedded in it is something very special to me. Although when I told John that he was the reason I’d become a film composer, he laughed and said, ‘Oh dear, I’m so sorry about that!’”

“As a violinist with a classically trained background, I wanted to create something on an epic scale which was both an homage to the musical palette of Star Wars, while having a contemporary flavour. Because the story of the show involved heritage characters, in some way one has to show awareness of and respect for the heritage of the music. At the same time, there were new characters and elements that are not so familiar to many people – such as the Inquisitors – and finding an original sound and theme for those was part of the pleasure and challenge of this project. So that process of working with my hero John Williams and also bringing my own voice to the show has been glorious.” 

“There are some Latin influences in the score, some sounds that are more Eastern, and  some dark brooding synthesisers. Ultimately though it’s an emotional score. I watched the original Star Wars trilogy with my dad when I was five years old, and that powerful memory has taken on additional meaning for me in recent times because he is now very ill and losing his own memory. I hope the score is something that he would be proud of, that John Williams feels is harmonic with his own incredible work, and that Star Wars fans across the world embrace the continuing journey of this incredible story world and its rich musical heritage.”

TRACK LIST

  1. Obi-Wan – Theme by John Williams
  2. Order 66
  3. Inquisitor’s Hunt
  4. Young Leia
  5. Days of Alderaan
  6. The Journey Begins
  7. Bail and Leia
  8. Nari’s Shadow
  9. Ready to Go
  10. Daiyu
  11. Cat and Mouse
  12. Spice Den
  13. First Rescue
  14. Mapuzo
  15. The Path
  16. Sensing Vader
  17. Parallel Lines
  18. Some Things Can’t Be Forgotten
  19. Stormtrooper Patrol
  20. Hangar Escape
  21. Hold Hands
  22. Empire Arrival
  23. Dark Side Assault
  24. I Will Do What I Must
  25. Sacrifice
  26. No Further Use
  27. Overcoming the Past
  28. Tatooine Desert Chase
  29. Who You Become
  30. Saying Goodbye
  31. End Credit

Will you be checking out the soundtrack to Obi-Wan Kenobi? It’s got some gorgeous music in it and of course John Williams theme for Obi-Wan is perfection.

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Soundtrack News: ‘Hustle’ Soundtrack Coming to Vinyl, Available for Pre-Order Now

Netflix and Diggers Factory are excited to announce the release of the Hustle (Soundtrack from the Netflix Film) LP with music by composer Dan Deacon. The soundtrack is available now for pre-order on Diggers Factory and comes pressed on blue vinyl, with an exclusive red version live on Netflix Shop. Adam Sandler’s Hustle debuted on Netflix’s English Films list at #1 with 84.58M hours viewed and climbing. With a Rotten Tomatoes score of 92% from critics and 92% with audiences, the film has been getting rave reviews.

Stanley Sugerman’s (Adam Sandler) love for basketball is unparalleled, but the travel weary Philadelphia 76ers scout who has higher ambitions of being a coach remains stuck on the road looking for the next unknown talent. His search around the world leads him to Spain, when he discovers Bo Cruz (NBA player Juancho Hernangómez), an incredible streetball player with a troubled past. Stanley and Bo connect on and off the court, with their passion for the game and as loving family men who want to prove they can win, in basketball and in life. With the support of Stanley’s wife, Teresa (Queen Latifah), can the underdogs come out on top?

HUSTLE, an inspirational drama, co-stars Ben Foster, Kenny Smith, Anthony Edwards, and Tobias Harris, is directed by Jeremiah Zagar and is produced by Sandler, Allen Covert, Joe Roth, Jeffrey Kirschenbaum, Zack Roth, LeBron James and Maverick Carter.

TRACKLIST
SIDE A

  1. Combine
  2. Streetball
  3. Oak Tree
  4. Best Month
  5. Bo Vs Kermit Pt 1
  6. Run Up Hill Win
  7. Streetball One on One
  8. Drive To Combine
  9. Kermit First Contact
  10. Like I Was Not Even Here

SIDE B

  1. Court Walk
  2. Already Dead
  3. Bo Boards Bus
  4. Coaching Debut Pt 1 & Pt 2
  5. The Chase
  6. Run Up Hill Fail
  7. Are You Obsessed
  8. Coaching Moment
  9. Never Back Down

Will you be pre-ordering the Hustle soundtrack on vinyl?

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Soundtrack News: ‘Pleasure’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is Available Now

Milan Records has released PLEASURE (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SCORE) by musician, composer, arranger and producer Karl Frid. Karl Frid studied classical music at the Royal College of Music in London with trombone as his main instrument, before making a musical U-turn. He went to study Afro-Cuban music at the CNSEA in Havana, Cuba before finishing his studies in Afro-American music at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Since then he has worked as a full time freelance musician, composer, arranger and producer. His vast knowledge in music ranges from classical and jazz to Latin, hip-hop and pop music.

Available everywhere now, the album includes a mix of both original vocal tracks and instrumentals composed by Frid for the Plattform Produktion / NEON drama, which follows an adult film actress as she navigates the industry in Los Angeles.

Working in close collaboration with writer and director Ninja Thyberg, Frid devised a score that vacillates between sacred opera and hardcore hip-hop, a dichotomy echoing the conflict at the heart of the protagonist’s journey. Frid enlisted Swedish soprano Caroline Gentele to perform on the album’s choral-based songs, and rapper-singer Mapei along with producer Ludvig Klint to write and record the soundtrack’s three original hip hop tracks, the resulting 16-track collection coalescing into a truly one-of-a-kind musical universe befitting the onscreen story.

Of the score, composer Karl Frid had the following to say:

“When I first saw a raw cut of Pleasure, I knew I had to do the score. The female gaze on the working conditions from within this huge industry that no one wishes to speak about, let alone even acknowledge the existence of, was as liberatingly upfront and honest as provoking. I aimed to arrive at a musical universe that was not judgmental or too revealing, a process made in close collaboration with director Ninja Thyberg. The mix of sacred opera, vocalized by Caroline Gentele, and the raw and heavy hip hop beats featuring Mapei, created an interesting juxtaposition – that of the main character’s perception of herself in contrast to how men and society see her. The making of the film and the score has been a long journey and I’m very excited to finally share this music with the rest of the world.” 

PLEASURE (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SCORE)

TRACKLISTING –

  1. Pleasure
  2. Confutatis
  3. Una Gioia Sempre Viva
  4. My First Porn
  5. Fata Viam Invenient
  6. Una Gioia (feat. Mapei)
  7. Kink Orgasm
  8. Voca Me Cum Benedictus
  9. Ignis Tartari
  10. Oro Supplex
  11. Hard to the Core (feat. Mapei)
  12. Dai
  13. Confutatis in D Minor
  14. Bella & Joy
  15. Good Girl / Bad Girl (feat. Mapei)
  16. Confutatis in C Minor

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Soundtrack News: ‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’ Original Soundtrack Available Now

Decca Records have released the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for Downton Abbey: A New Era, scored by composer John Lunn. The soundtrack retains the distinctive sweeping orchestration and title motifs from the Emmy Award-winning series whilst celebrating the story’s entrance to a new decade with 1930s swinging Jazz and embracing the glitz of early cinema.

Scottish composer John Lunn has received two Primetime Emmy Awards and two BAFTA nominations for his scores for Downton Abbey. Classically trained yet contemporary in attitude, he combines a highly intelligent and sensitive approach with a sound that always hits at the emotional heart of a piece. Other television work includes ITV/PBS’s Grantchester, The White Queen and The White Princess, Shetland, The Last Kingdom and To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters.

Of the new soundtrack, Lunn had the following to say:

 “I’ve been working on Downton Abbey now for over ten years, but this is the soundtrack that I’m probably most proud of. It’s been a joyous return to working with the director Simon Curtis, we had previously worked together on Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky, and he seems to bring the best out of me. Along with reworking familiar and well-loved themes, the new storylines have opened up a whole new vista for me.”

Downton Abbey: A New Era Tracklist:

1.    A New Era (focus track)
2.    Kinema
3.    Côte D’Azur
4.    Guy
5.    All Aboard
6.    The Handsome Mr. Barber
7.    Crazy Rhythm (incl vocals by CHERISE)
8.    The Gambler
9.    Le Chapeau De Carson
10.  That I Do Remember
11.  First Draft
12.  Am I Blue (incl vocals by CHERISE)
13.  Then You’re In Luck
14.  Violet Mon Adorée
15.  Good News, Bad News
16.  The Last Farewell
17.  Cortege
18.  Next Generation
19.  Downton Abbey – The Suite

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Soundtrack News: Moon Knight Original Series Soundtrack is Available Now

Hollywood Records has released the MOON KNIGHT Original Series Soundtrack – Music by Hesham Nazih from the latest hit Marvel Studios superhero series on Disney+.

Hesham Nazih is an Egyptian composer best known for his distinguished style that interweaves authentic melodies with contemporary music. Nazih has built a 20+ year artistic career and has under his belt more than 40 award-winning soundtracks of blockbuster films that dominated the Egyptian box-office.

The soundtrack features 33 tracks by the Egyptian composer, who infused a signature Egyptian flavor with a more modern and contemporary sound rather than relying on outdated music tropes from the region. Hesham was also touched by the character of Marc Spector, who has to save the world while struggling with his own mental health issues, and used his score to express the human emotions that words cannot.

When Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life, he discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.

TRACK LIST

1. Moon Knight
2. The Village
3. Village Scales
4. Phone and Elevator Blues
5. Chaos Within
6. Full Moon Fight
7. Storage Locker
8. What Suit?
9. Moonlight Fight
10. Fake Passport
11. She Is Here
12. The Sky
13. The Boat
14. Takes the Body
15. Constellation
16. No Suit
17. The Kiss
18. Eye of Horus
19. Welcome Travelers
20. Weight of Hearts
21. The Cave
22. All Your Fault
23. Open the Door
24. Give Her a Call
25. The Inevitable
26. Humble Disciple
27. Befriending Myself
28. Rise and Shine
29. We Need More
30. New Skillsets
31. I’ll Never Stop
32. Meet My Friend
33. Summon the Suit

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Soundtrack News: ‘Morbius’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Available Now

Now available from Madison Gate Records comes MORBIUS Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Music by Jon Ekstrand from the latest blockbuster Marvel/Sony superhero film. The soundtrack features 23 tracks by Ekstrand, who researched sounds that bats make and pushed his orchestra to replicate those sounds using instruments throughout the score.

Jon Ekstrand is a Stockholm based Swedish film composer and artist. He began his career under the mentorship of acclaimed sound designer Owe Svensson, where he sharpened his skills at understanding the power of sound and its dramaturgic importance in helping a story realize its potential. In 1998, whilst attending Stockholm Film School, Ekstrand met Director Daniel Espinosa, in which the two formed a tight creative relationship which continues to this day.

Due to the vampiric nature of the infamous Marvel antihero, the Swedish composer was also inspired by classic horror scores by the likes of John Carpenter, leaning in to the character’s monstrous nature rather than creating your expected superhero score.

Directed by Ekstrand’s longtime collaborator Daniel Espinosa, Morbius follows one of the most compelling and conflicted characters in Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters with Oscar® winner Jared Leto transforming into the enigmatic antihero Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. While at first it seems to be a radical success, a darkness inside him is unleashed. Will good override evil – or will Morbius succumb to his mysterious new urges?

TRACK LIST

1. Dr. Michael Morbius

2. Cerro de la Muerte

3. Orphanage

4. A Cure Is Possible

5. Injection

6. Michael Wakes Up

7. The Need for Blood

8. Superhuman

9. Hospital Hunt

10. Research

11. Main Suspect

12. Stairway Escape

13. Milo Leaves

14. Through the Wall

15. Subway Fight

16. Subway Flight

17. Michael Needs a Lab

18. House Search

19. Rooftop Flight

20. Night Hunt

21. Birds of Prey

22. The Rise of Morbius

23. Morbius Flight

You can pick up the soundtrack for Morbius now.

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Soundtrack News: The Official Soundtrack for ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ is Available Now

A24 has released the long-awaited, massive score by iconoclastic, experimental trio Son Lux (Rafiq Bhatia, Ian Chang, Ryan Lott) for Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s critically-acclaimed Everything Everywhere All At Once.

The 49-track album demonstrates the band’s limitless capability, featuring striking collaborations with “indie-rock paragon” (Rolling Stone) Mitski, the legendary David Byrne, a duet with the one and only Randy Newman, and a featured performance with Moses Sumney’s “magnificently eerie” (NYT) vocals. 

Of the album, Son Lux had the following to say:

 “Even though we knew from the moment Daniels asked us to score this film that it would push us in new and unexpected directions, we couldn’t have predicted how much we’d learn from the project. What emerged was our most ambitious undertaking to date, over two years in the making, resulting in two hours of new music. It was an opportunity for us to play, to infuse humor into our work, and to experiment from and beyond our various musical backgrounds.”

Everything Everywhere All At Once is a hilarious and big-hearted sci-fi action-adventure about an exhausted Chinese American woman who can’t seem to finish her taxes. The exhilarating, multi-verse fever dream stars Michell Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr., James Hong and Jamie Lee Curtis and is in theaters now.

TRACK LIST

  1. This Is A Life (Extended) ft. Mitski, David Byrne
  2. Wang Family Portrait
  3. Very Busy
  4. Vvvery Busy
  5. What Are You Thinking About?
  6. What a Fast Elevator!
  7. Switch Shoes to the Wrong Feet
  8. Nothing Could Possibly Matter More
  9. A Choice
  10. Chapstick
  11. The Fanny Pack
  12. Jobu Tupaki
  13. The Alphaverse
  14. The Mission ft. Nina Moffitt
  15. Deirdre Fight
  16. Waymond Cries
  17. I Love You Kung Fu
  18. My Life Without You 
  19. The Story of Jobu ft. Nina Moffitt
  20. Rendezvous at the Premiere
  21. It’s you… Juju Toobootie ft. Chris Pattishall, Nina Moffitt
  22. Everything Bagel
  23. You’re Living Your Worst You
  24. The Boxcutter
  25. Send Every Available Jumper
  26. Opera Fight ft. Surrija, yMusic
  27. Dog Fight 
  28. Drummer Fight
  29. Plug Fight
  30. Pinky Fight
  31. I Have Been Watching ft. Rob Moose, Nina Moffitt
  32. Somewhere Out There in All That Noise
  33. Jobu Sees All
  34. The Temple
  35. Evelyn Everywhere
  36. Evelyn All At Once
  37. This Is How I Fight
  38. In Another Life
  39. It All Just Goes Away
  40. Clair de Lune (Pied au Piano) ft. Chris Pattishall
  41. Come Recover (Empathy Fight)
  42. Your Day Will Come (Empathy Fight)
  43. Let Me Go
  44. Specks Of Time
  45. This Is A Life ft. Mitski, David Byrne 
  46. Fence ft. Moses Sumney
  47. Now We’re Cookin’ ft. Randy Newman
  48. Sucked Into A Bagel ft. Stephanie Hsu
  49. I Love You

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Soundtrack News: ‘The Lost City’ Original Soundtrack is Available Now

La-La Land Records and Paramount Music proudly are releasing Pinar Toprak’s original motion picture score to the Paramount Pictures action adventure comedy The Lost City, starring Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Danielle Radcliffe, and Brad Pitt. The score soundtrack will be available digitally from Paramount Music starting March 25, 2022, and on Limited Edition CD from www.lalalandrecords.com starting March 29, 2002.

Pinar Toprak has composed for major superhero sagas like Marvel Studios’ Captain MarvelDC’s Stargirl on The CW, and SY-FY’s Superman prequel series Krypton. She also scored HBO’s six-part docuseries McMillions, which earned her a 2020 Primetime Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Music Composition for a Documentary Series or Special (Original Dramatic Score).” In addition, she has written music for Epic Game’s massively popular online video game, Fortnite

“Writing this score brought me back to why I fell in love with film scores in the first place,” says renowned composer Pinar Toprak, “The adventure, the romance, and most importantly the FUN. It’s been a pure joy paying homage to those classic adventure films I loved growing up while giving it my own contemporary signature. It’s my sincerest hope that this score, like the ones that inspired me as a child, will withstand the test of time as well.”

In The Lost City, brilliant, but reclusive author Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock) has spent her career writing about exotic places in her popular romance-adventure novels featuring handsome cover model Alan (Channing Tatum), who has dedicated his life to embodying the hero character, “Dash.” While on tour promoting her new book with Alan, Loretta is kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire (Daniel Radcliffe) who hopes that she can lead him to the ancient lost city’s treasure from her latest story. Wanting to prove that he can be a hero in real life and not just on the pages of her books, Alan sets off to rescue her. Thrust into an epic jungle adventure, the unlikely pair will need to work together to survive the elements and find the ancient treasure before it’s lost forever.

TRACK LIST

1 – The Lost City of D
2 – Pinot Grigio on Ice
3 – Book Tour
4 – The Only Clue
5 – You’re Safe Now
6 – The Island
7 – Ruins Revealed
8 – People Eat Cake
9 – Gotta Go Up
10 – Highly Trained & Very Dangerous
11 – Contoured Scenery
12 – Hands out, Butt to Butt
13 – Alan Gets a Moped 
14 – Hammock Extraction
15 – Set Your World on Fire
16 – It’s Not a Metaphor
17 – Watch Your Step
18 – The Tomb
19 – Fairfax Escapes
20 – Dulcius Ex Asperis
21 – Got Your Back
22 – A New Adventure Beginning
23 – The Final Countdown
24 – Danza De Dos
25 – Bolerito De La Isla
26 – Lagrimas Sin Fin (feat. Cecilia Noel)
27 – Stage Mishap (Bonus Track)
28 – Book Trailer (Bonus Track)

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