How does a former punk rocker somehow get into composing for films? How did Carter Burwell get his first gig with the Cohen Brothers? How does one score for a stop-motion animation such as Missing Link directed by Chris Butler (ParaNorman)? These questions and more get answered in this superb composer interview at PopMatters.
The toe-tapper recalls some of Randy Newman’s film song work, with the same lighthearted sense of bonhomie. – Melinda Newman, Billboard
Premiering today at Billboard are two track from the forthcoming Missing Link – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: “Do-Dilly-Do (A Friend Like You)” song by Walter Martin (of The Walkmen) and “Westward Ho”, cue by Academy Award®-nominated Composer Carter Burwell (Anomalisa, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri). “Do-Dilly-Do (A Friend Like You)” appears in the film’s end credits. You can listen to both tracks in full exclusively at Billboard, ahead of the full album release. The song will be available as an instant-grat track March 22 on Apple Music and iTunes via Lakeshore Records. The full album will be released on Friday, April 12. See the track list below.
MISSING LINK, an Annapurna Pictures Release of a LAIKA Film, in theaters Friday, April 12!
From Laika Entertainment, the studio which brought us Academy Award®-nominated films such as Coraline and Kubo and the Two Strings, comes Missing Link, the new stop-motion film starring Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Timothy Olyphant, Emma Thompson and Zack Galifianakis. The film features score by Carter Burwell, coming soon! Stay tuned for more news about Missing Link!
Annapurna Pictures presents MISSING LINK, in US theaters April 12, 2019!