Brimming with evocative visuals and a bold storytelling style, there is no doubt that Ryan Gosling‘s “Lost River” is distinctly his own vision. And as flawed as the movie may be, there’s no doubt his taste is impeccable, working with a great roster of talent in front of camera — Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan, Eva Mendes, Ben Mendelsohn, Matt Smith — and behind it (DP Benoit Debie, who has lensed films like “Spring Breakers” and “Enter The Void“). Perhaps the smartest choice was in the soundtrack, enlisting Johnny Jewel to score the film. And today you can hear the full soundtrack.
Jewel’s label, Italians Do It Better, has dropped the monstrous 37-track opus on YouTube, and the shimmering score is one you’ll want to hear. Featuring some vocals by Saoirse Ronan, Eva Mendes, Ben Mendelsohn, and Matt Smith, Jewel delivers the synth fueled romanticism he’s known for, alongside the pulsating thrum popularized by his work for Nicolas Winding Refn‘s “Drive.” It’s terrific, and at times oddball stuff (Mendelsohn sounds like a drunken Nick Cave), and one you’ll want to make time for.
“Lost River” opens on April 10th in limited release. The soundtrack is now available on iTunes. Listen below and check out new pics and posters for the film.