For Earth Day 2022, we take our cue from this year’s theme, “Invest In Our Planet.” We shine the spotlight on five films which touch on different aspects of this theme to help us understand the world we live in with fresh eyes. Are we taking our planet for granted? Do we have time to fix our climate crisis? These are just some questions the films explore.
To accompany the films are five soundtracks which express the magnitude, the majesty and the urgency one may feel when contemplating the film’s topics. Watch the film trailers and listen to the soundtracks below.
Continuing on the Earth Day theme this week, we feature the 2007 release of The 11th Hour (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), a compilation of music by various artists: Sigur Rós, Cocteau Twins, Mogwai, Lukas Haas, Arve Henriksen, Dirty Three, Deaf Center, Triola, Ulf Lohmann and Lamb. See the track list below.
This Friday, Lakeshore Records has released free download codes to the first 100 people who send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org – be sure to enter the name of the giveaway album, “The 11th Hour” in the subject line. Enjoy!
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, and even though initiatives to target areas crucial to creating a more environmentally friendly society have been hampered by the Coronavirus, it does not mean the show can’t go on. With organizations such as Earth Day going digital this year and thanks to projects dedicated to cleaning up the environment already in place since January (Forbes), all is not lost.
A standout track from his score for the Apple TV + short film, Here We Are: Notes For Living On Planet Earth. The track opens with calming, electronic ambience before exploding into gorgeous, string-accented instrumentals; a spectral choir takes over at the midpoint, culminating in a piece of music that’s gigantic in scope and utterly beautiful. – Austin Trunick, Under the Radar
In honor of Earth Day, Lakeshore Records in partnership with Apple TV+ premieres the music video for Alex Somer’s outstanding track, “Into Place” from Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth exclusively now at Under The Radar! Somers produced the track with Sindri Már Sigfússon and features the choral contribution by Alaska Reid. The music video features footage from the Earth Day-themed animated short, inspired by author/illustrator Oliver Jeffers’ book by the same name.
The full soundtrack is out now exclusively on Apple Music, and will be released on all other music services on June 19.
The score provides an emotional and ethereal backdrop to the short film utilizing keys, strings and a haunting choir by Alaska Reid. – Animation Magazine
Earth Day is next week, and to celebrate this annual observance, Apple TV+ is bringing a new animated film to their streaming platform! Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth features score by Alex Somers (Captain Fantastic, How To Train Your Dragon). Listen to the title track, “Here We Are” exclusively now at Animation Magazine. Lakeshore Records will release Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth (Apple TV+ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) digitally on Friday, April 17. See the album track list and pre-save link below.