We know Brian Tyler’s work mostly because of his iconic scores for blockbusters such is the series of Avengers films, Fast & Furious series and other action epic films. It was very surprising to see his credits in a teenage drama film, and even more interesting to listen to how his unexpected collaboration with a quite unknown Breton Vivian turned out.
Together, Brian and Breton managed to create a beautiful touching soundtrack full of incredible melodies played by diverse instruments. From old school sounds and retro pads, to modern guitar supplemented by a nice clean soft piano.
The story of the film is about Stella Grant, who is every bit a seventeen-year-old… she’s attached to her laptop and loves her best friends. But unlike most teenagers, she spends much of her time living in a hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. Her life is full of routines, boundaries and self-control – all of which is put to the test when she meets an impossibly charming fellow patient named Will Newman.
There’s an instant flirtation, though restrictions dictate that they must maintain a safe distance between them. As their connection intensifies, so does the temptation to throw the rules out the window and embrace that attraction. Further complicating matters is Will’s potentially dangerous rebellion against his ongoing medical treatment. Stella gradually inspires Will to live life to the fullest, but can she ultimately save the person she loves when even a single touch is off limits?
The soundtrack in this film just does what it is supposed to. It greatly emphasizes the emotions which fe can feel through the film. It’s a sad story with some beautiful moments and a touch of love. Both composers made the job as best as it could be done. They picked the right instrument combinations and diversity and came up with some very appropriate and image fitting melodies.
Listening to the track ‘On My Watch’ right now. The way it slowly starts and develops, the way how instruments are constantly changing, yet as a complex it sounds very completed and smoothen.
Overall, exemplary work. Somehow reminding me the style of Rob Simonsen or Michael Danna. Very soft and cautious music. It’s a pleasure to listen to. Beautiful album for a beautiful film. I’m very excited to see what this young guy Breton Vivian brings in the future!
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