Wednesday, 18 January 2012
JÓNSI RELEASING FILM SOUNDTRACK...
An original soundtrack composed by Sigur Rós's Jónsi for forthcoming film 'We Bought A Zoo' is set for release on 19 Mar, Sony Music has announced. Jónsi recorded the score in Iceland at the personal behest of director Cameron Crowe, writing several brand new songs as well as reworks of his solo track 'Go To' and Sigur Rós standout 'Hoppipolla'.
So enamoured was Crowe with Sigur Rós that he made 'We Bought A Zoo' stars Scarlett Johansson and Matt Damon watch the band's documentary film 'Heima' as preparation for their respective roles. The director says: "The actors listened to the music during their takes; it quickly became part of the film's DNA".
Having co-created a track titled 'Gathering Stories' with Jónsi, Crowe has this to say of the singer-songwriter's contribution to the score: "[He] arrived from Iceland with a toy sampler keyboard and a head full of ideas. Within a week, [he] had composed a series of themes that would reflect everything we'd hoped for. In his music were all the highs and lows and passionate in-betweens of the film itself. The instinct that made the movie come full circle".
'We Bought A Zoo' will open in UK cinemas on 16 Mar.