Rob Simonsen’s Orchestral Score Follows A Century Of Experiences ‘Adaline’ (Available Now), Various Artists Album Releases April 28
Bring your entourage to see The Age Of Adaline in theaters now! We couldn’t be more excited for movie and soundtrack fans who will experience this magical film starring Blake Lively as “Adaline Bowman”, Michiel Huisman, Kathy Baker with Harrison Ford and Ellen Burstyn. Director Lee Toland Krieger collaborated with Composer Rob Simonsen (score album out now via Lakeshore Records) to produce a score which would fit the scope of a woman who, through a freak car accident, becomes immortal and ends up on the run for 80 years. Lakeshore Records will release The Age Of Adaline (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) digitally on April 28. This album features music that takes us through Adaline’s decades of experiences from tunes by Ella Fitzgerald to Bob Dylan to Jefferson Airplane and more. See below to preview both albums featuring stills from the film!
Lorne Balfe’s ‘Blackwood’ Score Supports The Spine Tingling Moments Through Melody And Structure
Blackwood feels more like a character journey that ends with a revelation instead of your traditional let’s try and scare the crap out of you type of score. Lorne starts us off with a wonderful main theme that he uses throughout the score. The score is heavily anchored with that theme plus some great melodic structures, and that makes it very accessible for the audience. We are placed in the footsteps of the characters and the narrative that way. Lorne employs some chilling builds and uneasiness techniques to build that mysterious ghostly atmosphere. There always seems to be something bubbling under the surface, and it feels the music is always about to pull the sheet off the secret revelation but you’re not sure if you want to see what’s under there. -Read the full review at Film Music Media
Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack to Blackwood, available digitally on April 28. The soundtrack features score by GRAMMY® Award-winning Composer Lorne Balfe (Son Of God, Penguins of Madagascar, Megamind). Directed by Adam Wimpenny, Blackwood movie stars Ed Stoppard, Sophia Myles (The Damned), Russell Tovey and Paul Kaye. Watch Blackwood now On Demand (iTunes UK) and stay tuned for Blackwood coming soon in the US. Preview the album and find the pre-order link below.
‘The D Train’ Composer Andrew Dost And fun. Bandmate Jack Antonoff, Rob Kroehler (Of Ladylike) With Vocals By Andy McCluskey (Of OMD) Take Us Back To High School
In IFC Films’ The D Train, Jack Black plays a man obsessed with getting a popular, former classmate (James Marsden) to come home for their high school reunion. It’s only appropriate that the soundtrack for this dark comedy—which co-stars Kathryn Hahn and Jeffrey Tambor—should remind listeners of the scores for John Hughes’ classic high school movies. –Under The Radar
Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack to The D Train, available digitally on May 5. The soundtrack features score by Andrew Dost of the band fun. plus music by various artists. Written and directed by Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul, The D Train movie stars Jack Black (Bernie, Tropic Thunder) and James Marsden (Unfinished Business, X-Men: Days of Future Past) — opening in theaters nationwide on May 8 via IFC Films. See below for more album details including the link to hear the new single, “A Million Stars,” available April 28 on iTunes.
Gretchen Mol (Laggies) Strikes An Uncanny Resemblance In ‘The Notorious Bettie Page’
Happy Birthday, Bettie Page! Born April 22, 1923, Bettie Mae Page was a pin-up model who became a pop culture icon. The Notorious Bettie Page, starring Gretchen Mol (Laggies), offers a point of view on this 1950s sex symbol who has spawned legions of modern-day “Betties,” seen at 1950s culture and classic car showcases across the country. Released by Lakeshore Records, The Notorious Bettie Page (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) features a fun mix of music by various artists. See below for soundtrack details.
Rob Simonsen-Scored Film ‘The Age Of Adaline’ Opens In Theaters Nationwide On April 24
Simonsen responds with a beautiful, longing score that proves to be his most sumptuously traditional work yet. Beyond-lush romantic strings, angelic voices, gossamer bells combine for a gloriously thematic tapestry that’s nothing less than heaven-sent music. It’s longing beauty as the height or irony for a woman who’d like nothing better than to once again be touched by the hand of age – anxious music conveying a constant navigation of identities to hide her true self. -Daniel Schweiger, Film Music Magazine
Film music critic Daniel Schweiger recently interviewed Rob Simonsen, the composer of The Age Of Adaline. The score album is out now via Lakeshore Records, and the film opens this Friday nationwide. See below for more on the interview.