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.
Did you get a chance to watch Here We Are: Notes For Living on Planet Earth on Apple TV+? The animated film which debuted in time for Earth Day 2020 features score by Alex Somers (Captain Fantastic, “Manhattan” TV Series), also known for his long time collaboration with seminal Icelandic band Sigur Rós and the band’s frontman Jónsi (Jónsi and Alex).
The soundtrack was released in tandem with the film exclusively on Apple Music via Lakeshore Records, but film music fans can now listen to the album on their music service of choice this Friday, June 19 when Lakeshore releases the full soundtrack on all other major digital music services! Listen to a teaser below and let us now if you’ll be downloading the soundtrack on Friday!
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.