Featuring Original Music by Michael Brook
(September 15, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records will release the STRONGER – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on September 22, 2017. The album features original music by Michael Brook (BROOKLYN, UNDEFEATED).
In STRONGER, inspired by a true story and based on the New York Times bestseller, Jake Gyllenhaal stars as the working-class Boston man [Jeff Bauman] whose iconic photo from the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing captured the hearts of the world. Stronger is the deeply personal account of the heroic journey that came after that photo – defining a man’s inner courage, a community’s pride, a family’s bond and an unexpectedly tenacious love to overcome devastating adversity.
“The film covers a sort of everyman, Jeff Bauman, who goes through this terrible tragedy experiencing anguish, loss and despair, but ultimately discovers his inner strength on the road to recovery,” Brook described. It became a bit more important than usual for the opening cue to introduce them to Jeff. “David Gordon Green [director] and Jake Gyllenhaal, [actor/producer] wanted the opening cue to strongly and instantly establish the emotional perspective that Jeff was a sweet, thoughtful kind of guy who has a fantastic sense of humor. They felt, and I agreed, that a sweet, almost playful cue could initiate a sort of emotional resonance that would bring a kind of balance to the rest of the film.”
Michael Brook is a Canadian, Golden Globe® and Grammy® nominated composer, producer and recording artist recognized for his unique style of composition that traverses ambient, world, Americana, electronic and orchestral territories. His work often contains unusual combinations of instruments, sounds and moods that create a powerful, unique and emotional impact.
His music career began as a recording artist, guitar player, producer and collaborator, working with artists such as Brian Eno, David Sylvian, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, The Pogues, Jane Siberry on ground breaking labels such as 4AD and Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records.
As his music began to be licensed in films such as HEAT and ANY GIVEN SUNDAY, he developed an interest in composing for film and moved to Los Angeles from the UK in 1999. Among the notable films that he has scored are THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER, THE FIGHTER, INTO THE WILD, CHAVEZ, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, BROOKLYN and the Oscar winning documentary UNDEFEATED.
Lionsgate & Roadside Attractions presents STRONGER in theaters nationwide on September 22, 2017. Lakeshore Records will release the STRONGER – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on September 22, 2017.