“This is Henry’s most sublime work. Beautiful, poignant, riotous, devious. Breathtaking in its ability to manifest such complex tones, while unifying them at the same time. He’s truly a master of the craft.” – The Russo Brothers
Lakeshore Records has released Henry Jackman’s score to Cherry (An Apple Original Film), the highly-anticipated Apple Original film directed by the Russo Brothers – now playing in select theaters and premiering globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, March 12, 2021. The soundtrack is currently available exclusively on Apple Music and will be available on all other DSPs on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.
If Henry Jackman’s name sounds familiar, you may know him for his scores to Captain America: Civil War and Big Hero 6, among man others. See the album tracklist and purchase links below.
Outside of a few other composers (looking at you, Hans Zimmer), you could argue that hardly anyone has written music for more massive blockbusters than Henry Jackman. – The Playlist
Album Available Now: [Apple Music/iTunes]
Cherry (An Apple Original Film)
01. When Life Was Beginning, I Saw You
03. Carnival of Losers, Pt. I
04. The Elusive Sensation of Bliss
05. It Was Perfect
06. A Thing for Weak Guys
08. Star-Mangled Banner
10. Triangle of Death
12. Huffers of 1st Platoon
13. Another Day, Another Mission
14. Night Tremors
15. Unholy Retribution
17. Date Night
18. Carnival of Losers, Pt. 2
20. I’m Your Worst Nightmare
21. Crossing the Line
22. Rob Another Bank
24. Your Fate is Darkly Determined
25. One Last Job
26. The Comedown (Album Version)
27. What I’m Trying to Say Is… (Bonus Track)
“The Comedown” lead single was previously released earlier this year and is available exclusively on Apple Music until March 19, 2021 when it becomes available to all other DPSs.
Speaking about his score, Henry Jackman stated, “Cherry’s soundscape never deviates from the core idea of emulating the internal. It’s music that ebbs and flows depending on the emotions and mental state of the main character grounding the film in Cherry’s subjective experience.”
Directors Joe and Anthony Russo said of Jackman and his score, “This is Henry’s most sublime work. Beautiful, poignant, riotous, devious. Breathtaking in its ability to manifest such complex tones, while unifying them at the same time. He’s truly a master of the craft.”
Cherry follows the wild journey of a disenfranchised young man from Ohio who meets the love of his life, only to risk losing her through a series of bad decisions and challenging life circumstances. Inspired by the best-selling novel of the same name, “Cherry” features Tom Holland in the title role as an unhinged character who drifts from dropping out of college to serving in Iraq as an Army medic and is only anchored by his one true love, Emily (Ciara Bravo). When Cherry returns home a war hero, he battles the demons of undiagnosed PTSD and spirals into drug addiction, surrounding himself with a menagerie of depraved misfits. Draining his finances, Cherry turns to bank robbing to fund his addiction, shattering his relationship with Emily along the way. Brought to the screen in bold, gritty fashion by visionary directors Anthony and Joe Russo, Cherry is a darkly humorous, unflinching coming-of-age story of a man on a universal quest for purpose and human connection.
ABOUT HENRY JACKMAN
Henry Jackman has established himself as one of today’s top composers by fusing his classical training with his experience as a successful record producer and creator of electronic music.
“I’ve spent a lot of time working in the record industry,” says Jackman, “and for my money being a film composer is way more fun. You can be working on X-Men, and then a movie set in 17th-century Italy. It’s not about showing off what you think is cool or what you want to hear, but ‘what is this movie about, and what would best serve it?’ That process just leads to strange and remarkable places.”
Jackman’s upcoming feature is the anticipated drama from The Russo Brothers, Cherry. He recently completed Jumanji 2, a continuation of the magical board game adventure story, and Detective Pikachu, following the story of the beloved Pikachu Pokémon character starring Ryan Reynolds. His other recent work includes Ralph Breaks the Internet, which was nominated for Best Animated Feature. His other diverse credits include Captain America: Civil War, Kong: Skull Island, Captain Phillips, Big Hero 6, and Kingsman: The Golden Circle.