Featuring Original Music By Rob Simonsen
(April 6, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records will release the AGE OF ADALINE – Original Motion Picture Score digitally on April 21st and on CD May 12, 2015. The album features the film’s original score by Rob Simonsen (FOXCATCHER, The Spectacular Now) and the song “Start Again” with Simonsen and Faux Fix, featuring Elena Tonra. The AGE OF ADALINE, a romantic drama, stars Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Kathy Baker, with Harrison Ford and Ellen Burstyn and will be released nationwide by Lionsgate on April 24, 2015. The film is directed by Lee Toland Krieger from a screenplay by J. Mills Goodloe & Salvador Paskowitz and J Mills Goodloe; story by J. Mills Goodloe & Salvador Paskowitz. Producers are Sidney Kimmel, Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi.
After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman [Blake Lively] has lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist Ellis Jones [Michiel Huisman] reignites her passion for life and romance. When a weekend with his parents [Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker] threatens to uncover the truth, Adaline makes a decision that will change her life forever.
“We all agreed that since the story spans the last hundred years, the orchestra was the appropriate instrument and tone for the score,” said Simonsen. “While there are some ambiences and synthesized elements in there, they’re meant to add atmosphere for the most part, and not sound manufactured, per se.”
With a keen instinct for storytelling, Simonsen has established himself amongst a new wave of composers making a significant impact in the film industry. Under the mentorship of Mychael Danna, Simonsen apprenticed alongside one of the most respected film composers from the last two decades. In addition to co-scoring films like the Fox Searchlight hit (500) Days of Summer, Rob provided additional music for films including Moneyball and Life of Pi, the latter of which won the Academy Award for Best Original Score in 2013.
Working independently, Simonsen garnered two 2013 World Soundtrack Academy Award Nominations for the Sundance hits The Spectacular Now and The Way, Way Back. The same year, he scored the global ad launch for Apple’s iPhone 5 and provided the iconic piano music for their Everyday campaign. His momentum continued in 2014, completing work on Zach Braff’s second feature, Wish I Was Here, and Bennett Miller’s multiple Oscar nominee Foxcatcher. Simonsen also recently completed work on Roland Emmerich’s much-anticipated StonewalL.
Simonsen is a co-founder of The Echo Society, a composer collective presenting an ongoing concert series in Los Angeles, providing composers, musicians and artists a new and exciting platform to create and perform progressive musical works. “Adaline’s theme is mostly heard on the piano,” Simonsen described. “We wanted something melancholic and pretty, yet not too sad. And while the love theme appears repeatedly throughout the movie, it is actually not heard in its entirety. I wrote it away from picture and there was never a scene long enough to play it. However by repeating the opening phrases of the love theme, it has a quality of getting stuck in the ‘starting out’ mode, which is fitting for Adaline, who is stuck in time, repeating things in her life over and over, now a woman resistant to letting anything develop.”
1. Adaline Bowman
2. At Home
3. January 1st, 1908
4. First Resurrection
5. No Scientific Explanation
6. Never Speak a Word of Her Fate
7. Ellis Brings Flowers
8. Sunken Ship
9. Another Death in the Life
10. Tired of Running
11. Adaline Apologizes
13. William Recognizes Adaline
14. He Named the Comet Della
15. A Near Miss
16. The Scar
17. Twisted Around the Truth
18. No More Running
19. Second Resurrection
20. Coming Back to Life
21. Hospital Confessions
22. To a Future with an End
23. Start Again – Rob Simonsen and Faux Fix, Feat. Elena Tonra
Lionsgate will release AGE OF ADALINE in theaters on April 24rd 2015. The AGE OF ADALINE – Original Motion Picture Score will be available April 21st and on CD May 12, 2015.