Andy McCluskey (OMD), Rob Kroehler (Ladylike), Jack Antonoff (fun.) And Andrew Dost (fun.) Make A Formidable Synthpop Group For ‘The D Train’
Filled with nuggets of drippy ’80s-inspired synth and plenty of mystery, the soundtrack seems to be just the beginning of Dost’s career in composing. –Music Times
Available now digitally via Lakeshore Records is The D Train (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), featuring a synth-driven score by Andrew Dost of the GRAMMY®-winning band, fun., and music by various artists curated by Randall Poster, the music supervisor on Academy Award®-winning films Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel! Watch the new lyric video for “A Million Stars,” the end title song from The D Train (see video below). Starring Jack Black (Bernie, Nacho Libre) and James Marsden (Unfinished Business, X-Men: Days of Future Past), The D Train makes its theatrical premiere on May 8!
Andrew Dost’s Score Captures The Themes Of Turmoil, Angst And Nostalgia In ‘The D Train’
Andy McCluskey (OMD), Rob Kroehler (Ladylike), Jack Antonoff (fun.) and Andrew Dost (fun.) have formed a formidable pop collective for “A Million Stars”, a tune drenched in ‘80s sheen, which features on the soundtrack to the Jack Black and James Marsden comedy The D Train. McCluskey, Antonoff, and Dost harmonize together splendidly, no doubt due in part to the latter two’s proclivity for harmonized vocals in the music of fun. Above all else, though, it’s the stylistics of OMD that shine through most resoundingly on “A Million Stars”; both the chorus and the synths used throughout the tune are highly reminiscent of OMD’s most recent LP, 2013’s English Electric (which we here at PopMatters are big fans of). –PopMatters
Lakeshore Records is very pleased to release The D Train (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) featuring original score by Andrew Dost (of fun.) and the end title song, “A Million Stars” featuring vocals by Andy McCluskey of iconic English band, OMD. Watch the official Lyric Video for “A Million Stars” — now premiering on PopMatters! The The D Train album also features 1980s hits by various artists including Candlelight, Foreigner, INXS, OMD and more! See full soundtrack details below. The D Train starring Jack Black and James Marsden opens in select theaters on Friday, May 8!
Jack Black And James Marsden High School Reunion Comedy Gets The ’80s-Inspired Synth Score Treatment
The multi-instrumentalist and composer is on a roll now with three movie scores under his belt, including The D Train, which opens in theaters May 8.
“Scoring films has always been kind of my goal,” says Dost, whose recent projects also include the HBO documentary It’s Me, Hilary, about author-illustrator Hilary Knight, and the unreleased independent film Me Him Her. Read the interview at Billboard.
Andrew Dost’s Synth Score Drives The Nostalgic Mood Of High School Reunion Adventure ‘The D Train’
At only 15 minutes, I could still enjoy every cue, every second, and Andrew Dost sure made everything count, every moment. –Soundtrack Geek
Lakeshore Records will release The D Train (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — available digitally on May 5. The soundtrack features the score by Andrew Dost of fun., the single, “A Million Stars” and 1980s hits by various artists such as OMD, INXS, Foreigner, Mr. Mister and more. The D Train starring Jack Black and James Marsden opens in theaters on May 8 (check show times). See track listings below for more album details.
Andy McCluskey Of OMD Lends His Vocals To The Exuberant Lead Single For The D Train Soundtrack
If you close your eyes, it’s easy to imagine Molly Ringwald slowdancing to this song on prom night. –Under The Radar
Lakeshore Records is pleased to release “A Million Stars,” the new single available now digitally! The single is off the album, The D Train (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), to be released on May 5. The song is by the The D Train film’s composer, Andrew Dost (of the band fun.), bandmate Jack Antonoff, and Rob Kroehler of the band Ladylike; featuring vocals by Andy McCluskey of the iconic English band, OMD. The D Train starring Jack Black and James Marsden opens in theaters on May 8 via IFC Films. Preview the song below and stay tuned for the album release on May 5.