DECCA RECORDS TO RELEASE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK CYRANO
WRITTEN & COMPOSED BY BRYCE & AARON DESSNER OF THE NATIONAL
WTH LYRICS FROM THE NATIONAL’S MATT BERNINGER AND COMPOSER CARIN BESSER
FEATURING CAST VOCALS FROM PETER DINKLAGE & MUSIC FROM
VÍKINGUR ÓLAFSSON & THE LONDON CONTEMPORARY ORCHESTRA
RELEASED VIA DECCA RECORDS ON 10th DECEMBER 2021
WATCH THE OFFICIAL TRAILER HERE
06 OCTOBER 2021 (TORONTO, ON) - Award-winning director Joe Wright envelops moviegoers in a symphony of emotions with music, romance, and beauty in the upcoming musical drama Cyrano, re-creating the timeless tale of a heartbreaking love triangle. A man ahead of his time, Cyrano de Bergerac (played by Peter Dinklage) dazzles whether with ferocious wordplay at a verbal joust or with brilliant swordplay in a duel. But, convinced that his appearance renders him unworthy of the love of a devoted friend, the luminous Roxanne (Haley Bennett), Cyrano has yet to declare his feelings for her — and Roxanne has fallen in love, at first sight, with Christian (Kelvin Harrison, Jr.).
Cyrano’s powerful soundtrack, recorded at Abbey Road Studios, is written and composed by Bryce and Aaron Dessner of Grammy Award-winning American rock band The National with lyrics from the band’s Matt Berninger and composer Carin Besser. The National’s heart-shredding albums have held places in the top five official UK charts for the last two decades. The unique tones of The National echo throughout the expansive score, enhancing the film's beauty, romance, and raw emotion. From wistful, dream-like melodies in Someone To Say, to the thundering rhythms in When I Was Born and the intense Madly, Bryce, Aaron, Matt, and Carin have created a soundtrack that is wholly integral to the script.
The soundtrack features cast vocal performances from Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Glen Hansard with music from London Contemporary Orchestra, and renowned pianist Víkingur Ólafsson throughout, including the solo piano track Saying Goodbye, written by Bryce Dessner and which plays out the album. Somebody Desperate is an exceptional addition to the soundtrack. The brand-new song, which is featured during the film’s end credits, is written and performed by The National. The soundtrack follows Bryce Dessner’s award-winning film score work as well as Aaron Dessner’s recent Album of the Year Grammy Award for his work co-producing and co-writing Taylor Swift's Folklore, orchestrated by Bryce.
Cyrano is written by Erica Schmidt and directed by award-winning director Joe Wright. A fresh, modern take on a classic form, Cyrano OST will be cherished by anyone whose playlists include songs such as; I Need My Girl, Light Years, England, Fake Empire, The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness……
Cyrano OST will be released on CD, LP & White coloured LP via Decca Records on 10th December 2021, order here. Lead single, Someone To Say, will be released on Friday 8th October and will be available here.