The Violent Heart: Score By John Swihart Releases Digitally! Film Now on VOD

The Violent Heart - John Swihart | Lakeshore Records

Lakeshore Records has released The Violent Heart–Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, available now digitally!  The 28-track album features score by award-winning Composer John Swihart (The Bay of Silence,Napoleon Dynamite), 

Sanga encourages his actors to underplay the rage and suspicion that lingers beneath their interactions, and he instead uses the movie’s electronic score to build a melancholy, even ominous mood. – Teo Bugbee, New York Times

Directed by Kerem Sanga, The Violent Heart is a Founder’s Award Nominee at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

Soundtrack Available Now: [Download/Listen]

Track List
01. Little Daniel
02. Following Wendy
03. Into The Woods
04. Wendy Wendy
05. 15 Years Later
06. Grave To Class
07. Texting Dad
08. Fair Enough
09. Walking In On Dad
10. Ride To Nashville
11. Something To Prove
12. Outside The Bar
13. What I Like
14. Waking Up Together
15. Aaron Garage
16. Daniel Gets Cassie
17. Home Video
18. Sorry Cassie
19. The Feather
20. Typewriter
21. The Gun
22. The Y
23. Time To Go
24. Daniel Goes To Help
25. Sneaking Out
26. What You Left Out
27. Daniel
28. The Hug



Fifteen years after the murder of his older sister, 24-year-old Daniel (2020 Emmy nominee Jovan Adepo) finds himself falling for Cassie (Grace Van Patten), an outgoing high school senior, in this Romeo & Juliet-style thriller set in the American heartland.

John Swihart grew up in Bloomington Indiana, spending much of his childhood on the campus of Indiana University where his father was a Professor of Physics. Home to the world-renowned Jacobs School of music, John attended weekly concerts and celebrations at the Musical Arts Center(the MAC) and at the IU Auditorium where every Halloween there was a showing of “Phantom of the Opera” accompanied by an organist. He studied piano, saxophone and guitar.

After Berklee College of Music (Boston) John spent years touring with various bands and eventually working in the Blue Man Group Show before he moved to LA to pursue a career in film and television score composition and production.

John is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist composer-producer with a long list of credits across multiple genres and platforms. He works out of his studio in the famed Laurel Canyon. Swihart’s expertise is working with filmmakers to tell their particular stories by supporting their unique sensibilities with the narrative in an artistic and innovative way to create contemporary scores. Swihart says, “The score should resonate with the script and the visuals in a way that every beat of the story drops where it needs to be.”


Gravitas Ventures presents THE VIOLENT HEART, available now on VOD (watch on iTunes).

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