The Reviews Are In: Rob Simonsen’s Score Is A Hit
“So if Brian Tyler is the new Jerry Goldsmith and Michael Giacchino is the heir of John Williams, can I dream about Rob Simonsen someday taking over the emotional scepter form James Newton Howard? 10 years from now we will be regarding this composition as a classic. Do yourselves a favor and rush to get it.” –Soundtrack Dreams
The Age Of Adaline (Original Motion Picture Score) featuring score by Rob Simonsen is out now via Lakeshore Records! The album also features the end title song, “Start Again” by Rob Simonsen and Faux Fix (Katie Chastain and Nathan Johnson) and featuring vocals by Elena Tonra. Find out what else critics are saying about the album and preview the score below. The Age Of Adaline is now playing in theaters nationwide (find a theater)!
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The Age Of Adaline (Original Motion Picture Score): iTunes
Review: “So, Oscar? “Start Again” is better than some recent original song nominees (I’ll be nice and refrain from calling them out), so maybe it can sneak in. Still, Adaline looks like a lovely throwback to romantic dramas of the Golden Age, similar to what some have said of Sundance hit and early Oscar fave Brooklyn. –Awards And Such
“Start Again” Song Premiere: “It’s a lot of talent on one track, and the result is something stirring and beautiful, well befitting the film’s complicated themes of love and time. Pulsing synths lend an ethereal tone that is tethered gently by slow-drawn strings.” –Consequence of Sound
“Start Again” Song Teaser: “Songwriter Rob Simonsen told us about the song’s genesis: ‘I co-wrote “Start Again” with my friends Nathan Johnson and Katie Chastain of Faux Fix. The song is based on a motif featured in the last score cue of the film, so the idea was to transition from that final cue into the end title song in a smooth and seamless way while building upon that theme…” –Under The Radar.
“Start Again” Song Teaser: “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… –We Are Movie Geeks
Exclusive Interview: Rob Simonsen has been one of the hottest names among composers you don’t know by name…yet. He scored last year’s acclaimed Foxcatcher, created the theme song for Apple’s iPhone 5 campaign and was named by The Hollywood Reporter as among the “next” film composers to join the A-list. He’s recently wrapped up work on the scores for both The Age of Adaline… – Music Times
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