A Newbury Comics exclusive color vinyl pressing.
Milan Records is issuing the first-ever release of the ORIGINAL SCORE to director Spike Jonze’s 2013 hit film HER. The album features music composed by the GRAMMY® Award-winning band ARCADE FIRE and their longtime collaborator OWEN PALLETT for the Academy Award®- and Golden Globe® Award-winning film starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson. The score’s release arrives nearly eight years since the film’s debut in 2013, upon which the lush, piano-driven music incited widespread critical acclaim and a nomination for “Best Original Score” at the 2014 Academy Awards®.
Of the soundtrack’s release, ARCADE FIRE’s WIN BUTLER says, “It was an honor to be asked by our friend Spike Jonze to work on the Her score. There is a mysterious alchemy in the way sound and picture work together, notes and moods shifting and reacting to one another like a kaleidoscope... And even in the absence of visuals, the emotional landscape still remains. We hope you have a moment of stillness to get lost in the music as we did writing and recording it.”
“The band had been talking about this ongoing soundtrack project with Spike for about a year before they asked me tocome in to help wrap things up,” adds OWEN PALLETT. “It seemed as if the soundtrack had originally planned to connect with the sci-fi aspects of the story, but Spike was urging a shift toward the score emphasizing the romantic element."