Arcade Fire and Owen Pallett's 'Her' Score Is Finally Getting a Proper Release
Published Feb 10, 2021In 2013, Spike Jonze teamed up with Joaquin Phoenix to create the futuristically twee Her. The film's official soundtrack included an excellent new song from Karen O, which was released on its soundtrack. Now, eight years later, the film's actual score from Owen Pallett and Arcade Fire will finally receive its first standalone release.
The two parties teamed up to create 13 new compositions for the film, and they were even nominated for Best Original Score at the 2014 Academy Awards. Still, for whatever reason, the songs still hadn't been prepared for a standalone release.
Milan Records will rectify the situation next month, releasing the Her (Original Score) on March 19.
"It was an honour to be asked by our friend Spike Jonze to work on the Her score," Arcade Fire's Win Butler recalled in a statement. "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."
Pallett added: "The band had been talking about this ongoing soundtrack project with Spike for about a year before they asked me to come in to help wrap things up. 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."
Watch some behind-the-scenes footage of Pallett and Arcade Fire creating the score below.
Her (Original Score):
2. Milk & Honey #1
3. Loneliness #3 (Night Talking)
4. Divorce Papers
5. Morning Talk / Supersymmetry
6. Some Other Place
7. Song on the Beach
8. Loneliness #4 (Other People's Letters)
11. Milk & Honey #2
12. We're All Leaving