Lakeshore Records has released The Space Between—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack — available now digitally! The album is comprised of original songs by Rivers Cuomo, the founder of the Grammy-winning rock band Weezer. The songs feature vocals by Cuomo as well as the star of the film, Kelsey Grammer. Also appearing on the album are Volker Bertelmann, AWOLNATION and “house band” Minibar.
The film directed by Rachel Winter is now available on VOD and Digital. View the album tracklist and more details below.
Soundtrack Available Now: [Download/Listen]
01. Come With Me (feat. AWOLNATION) – Rivers Cuomo
02. Little Do They Know – Kelsey Grammer
03. Guiding Light – Kelsey Grammer
04. I See Colors – Kelsey Grammer
05. Still Dreaming – Kelsey Grammer
06. Rogue Wave – Kelsey Grammer
07. J Is For Joy (Live) – Kelsey Grammer
08. Alchemy – Volker Bertelmann
09. Still Dreaming (Demo) – Rivers Cuomo
10. I See Colors (Demo) – Rivers Cuomo
11. J Is For Joy (Demo) – Rivers Cuomo
Micky Adams (Grammer), an eccentric has-been rock musician, loses his grip on reality as his record label looks to drop him and his new “unique” albums. In hopes of breaking out of the mailroom, young Charlie Porter (Jackson White) is tasked with traveling to the musician’s bizarre home and forcing Micky out of his contract. Micky realizes Charlie could be the key to an artistic breakthrough and the pair’s unlikely friendship grows. The odd but powerful bond helps both gain perspective on the music industry, life, love…and the space between.
Paramount Movies presents. THE SPACE BETWEEN, available now on Digital and On Demand (watch now)!
Says Winter: “For me, getting the music right in THE SPACE BETWEEN was beyond critical. This was my first film as a director, the film is about music and music itself is a character in the movie, and we needed to sell the music of Micky Adams as real, like totally believable as a famous singer-songwriter. (My fantasy was that folks would Google Micky Adams kn their way out of a theater to see if he was a real guy.) So the stakes were really high!
Luckily, I knew enough to hire the brilliant music supervisor, Tricia Halloran to be my partner in crime and she made all seem possible!
I didn’t know Rivers Cuomo before this experience but his ability to interpret what I was looking for with just snippets of lyrics I had put into the script in my director’s pass, was astounding. It was so important to give it the energy of the 90’s. “Come With Me,” for example, is a fantastic song and accomplished all the goals, which is to say, it’s timeless while being perfectly rooted in the musical language of the 90’s in our film. I am still pinching myself after this experience.”
Says Music Supervisor Tricia Halloran: “At every stage of this project, we dreamed big and our dreams came true. We wondered, ‘What if we could get someone like Rivers Cuomo to write 70’s style songs?’ And then we got Rivers, who was phenomenal to work with. I will never forget the thrill of hearing his demos for ‘I See Colors’ and ‘J Is For Joy’ for the first time. He just ‘got it’ for every single one of our extremely specific, scripted song requests. Then we dreamed of producing the songs vintage-style, and we got to work at New Monkey (Elliott Smith’s old studio) with a rare vintage Trident board, vintage equipment and stellar producer Nick Luca. Then Rachel and I found out we both had crushes on the same LA band, Minibar, so we made them the house band for all the recordings, plus snuck a couple of their songs into the movie. It was like being on an extraordinary road trip where each stage somehow got more exhilarating than the last!”
ABOUT RIVERS CUOMO
Rivers Cuomo is best known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist, and songwriter of the Grammy Award winning rock band Weezer. He founded Weezer in 1992; the band’s self-titled debut album was released in 1994 to massive critical and commercial success. Following the multi-platinum album, Rivers enrolled at Harvard University where he studied before dropping out to record Weezer’s 1996 album Pinkerton. He would return to Harvard in 1997 as well as 2006, when he ultimately graduated with a degree in English. In addition to Weezer’s 13 studio albums and 20+ million album sales globally, Rivers has worked on several other projects including 2 solo albums, and a joint project with Scott Murphy titled Scott & Rivers. He’s also been a featured vocalist on songs with B.O.B., Avalanches, Steve Aoki, and more. His song “Backflip” is the theme song for Netflix’s Green Eggs & Ham animated series. In 2021, Rivers and Weezer will be part of the Hella Mega Stadium Tour alongside Green Day and Fall Out Boy.