This week, Lakeshore Records features Nicholas Britell’s Academy Award®-nominated score to Moonlight, the Academy Award® Best Picture Winner of 2017 directed by Barry Jenkins! The unforgettable film which “portrays black gay life in its joy, sadness, and complexity” (The Guardian), also won Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali) and Best Adapted Screenplay (shared with Tarell Alvin McCraney). Britell’s Best Score nomination shared the spotlight with the film’s eight (8) nominations.
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Falling for Britell’s music for this love story is easy. His string writing literally sounds like a lover breathing next to you, and his tight, bittersweet harmonies make you ache to hear where they’ll resolve next. – J. Bryan Lowder, Slate
What soundtracks of the past year have you put at the top of your list? Nicholas Britell’s Academy Award-nominated score to If Beale Street Could Talk had critics swooning since its debut at film festivals. Landing on the No. 1 slot, Britell’s score is positioned on Slate‘s Oscars list. Have you fallen in love with Beale Street as well? Listen to the score below.
Subtle, haunting and intensely melodic, the string-based music might be the year’s most beautiful score – The Wrap
In collaboration with Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talkcomposer Nicholas Britell tells of finding the sound of love: “Together, we explored a sonic landscape filled with brass and strings, while also venturing into some quite extreme experimentation,” said Nicholas Britell. See the full story at The Wrap.
A transcendent riff of loft jazz and Harlem neighborhood soundscapes that beams down from the vastness of space to envelop Barry Jenkins’ romantic images… – Matt Patches, Polygon
In this interview with If Beale Street Could Talk composer Nicholas Britell, Polygon drills down on the sounds you may or may not have heard on the Academy Award®-nominated score, and so much more. Read the full story at Polygon before you take the score for another spin.
Barry Jenkins’ Academy Award-winning film If Beale Street Could Talk is now available on Digital and Blu-ray/DVD. See below for soundtrack and film purchase links.
Here’s a great A to Z primer on If Beale Street Could Talk Composer Nicholas Britell, straight from the composer himself in this video interview with Film.Music.Media.! Find out what inspired him to get into film scoring and who he has worked with over the years, leading up to his Academy Award® nomination for Beale Street! See listening and soundtrack purchase links below.