Rob Simonsen Releasing a Solo Album Later This Year

Rob Simonsen Releasing a Solo Album Later This Year

Rob Simonsen, one of the most productive film composers in the last few months, officially announced that he will be relasing his debut solo album on Sony Masterworks record label. He also released the first single titled ‘Spectre’, which is now available on all streaming platforms.

He stated on facebook: ,,Today I’m releasing the first single off my forthcoming debut solo album on Sony Masterworks. Releasing my own record has been something I’ve thought a lot about (with both excitement and anxiety) for many years and today I’m so happy to share the first single, ‘Spectre’. The track is about mystery, melancholy and wonder; the feeling of awakening from a dream or waking into a dream.”

,,It was created entirely in Studios Les Saint Germain in Paris, France, with my co-producers Raphael Hamburger and Stan Neff. I wanted to use the colors of brass, cellos, choir, an ondes martenot, and piano, and we brought in brilliant players who gave it so much life and vibe.”

Composer of films such as The Age of Adaline, (500) Days of Summer or the recent The Upside, which doubled expectations with its $19.5 million debut, enough to defeat “Aquaman’s” three-week reign in North America, is now taking a short break from film scoring to finish his solo album, but we already see that he quickly plans to come back, as his IMDb credits already appeard in 2020 comedy project Stargirl directed by Julia Hart.

Listen to his first single from the upcoming album here.

Ólafur Arnalds Announces Southbank Centre Takeover

Ólafur Arnalds Announces Southbank Centre Takeover

Icelandic artist Ólafur Arnalds explores the crossover from classical to pop by mixing chamber strings and piano with electronics, creating near-weightless symphonic works. He was one of the first artists to join Erased Tapes in 2007, and is also half of techno duo Kiasmos, founded in 2009.

He has announced an event which he presents as Opia. The event will feature him and a selection of guests take over the Southbank Centre in London for one night in the month of November. Performances will take place in all of the venue’s halls, as well as other corners and corridors of the place.

Arnalds heads a line-up that also features sets from piano/electronic duo Grandbrothers; pianist, violinist, producer, and composer Poppy Ackroyd; creator of brooding, breaks-infused techno Vaal; and the sparse R&B of Rhye. Kiasmos take us through to the early hours with a rare live set.

Giacchino’s Upcoming Spider-Man: Far from Home Score

Giacchino’s Upcoming Spider-Man: Far from Home Score

Spider-Man: Far From Home is just around the corner, with a planned release date in July, we can start getting excited to listen to the soundtrack album composed by the incredibly talented Academy Award winner Michael Giacchino, who started working on the score just two months ago on 24th of April, as he stated on his Twitter account.

The synopsis for Spider-Man: Far From Home was revealed alongside the first trailer and poster for the film. The synopsis reads, “Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!”

Spider-Man: Far from Home is directed by Jon Watts and stars Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr, Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal. The movie will be released in theaters nationwide on July 2 by Sony Pictures.

The soundtrack will be released on June 28, 2019 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. The CD version will be available for pre-order here within the next few days.

Here’s the album track list:

1. Far From Home Suite Home (8:27)
2. It’s Perfect (0:30)
3. World’s Worst Water Feature (7:30)
4. Multiple Realities (3:32)
5. Brad to the Drone (3:32)
6. Change of Plans (2:28)
7. Night Monkey Knows How to Do It (0:19)
8. Mr. One Hundred and One (3:20)
9. Prague Rocked (3:43)
10. Who’s Behind Those Foster Grants (2:57)
11. Power to the People (3:33)
12. Personal Hijinks (3:53)
13. Praguenosis: BAD (1:08)
14. A Lot of ‘Splaining to Do (2:14)
15. The Magical Mysterio Tour (3:21)
16. Taking the Gullible Express/ Spidey Sensitive (5:07)
17. Gloom and Doom (4:16)
18. High and Flighty (2:20)
19. An Internal Battle (1:50)
20. Happy Landings (2:58)
21. Tower of Cower (5:12)
22. Bridging the Trap (1:58)
23. Bridge and Love’s Burning (2:50)
24. Swinging Set (1:47)
25. And Now This… (0:58)

Toy Story 4: Randy Newman and his music is back!

Toy Story 4: Randy Newman and his music is back!

Nine years after the Toy Story 3 premiered in theatres, the series continues this year in June! And Randy Newman as the original author of the music is coming back!

The composer behind multiple Pixar scores as well as one of the most touching ballads between kids and their toys gives us two brand-new songs. They’re titled, “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” and “The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy,” and you can already get a taste of the melodies and its performer, Chris Stapleton, on Spotify.

Randy didn’t really have too many scoring projects in the last years. He composed music for animated films such as Monsters: University and Cars 3. Other than that, he only made a soundtrack for one drama The Meyerowitz Stories directed by Noah Baumbach.

We are very excited to hear the new soundtrack which should be released on 21st of June this year!