Earlier this week brought the first trailer for Ryan Gosling’s much derided directorial debut “Lost River.” The striking dreamlike imagery of the trailer —photographed by “Enter The Void” and “Spring Breakers” DP Benoit Debie— was cut to the equally gorgeous score from Johnny Jewel, and an excerpt from that soundtrack has arrived online.
The Jewel and Gosling relationship stretches back to 2011’s “Drive,” when Jewel scored the Nicolas Winding Refn film before the studio replaced it with a Cliff Martinez score. A pair of songs from Jewels’ bands did end up on the soundtrack to great effect —Chromatics’ ”Tick of the Clock“ and Desire’s ”Under Your Spell“— but it’s clear that he still had that itch to score a film and he’s scratched it pretty well with Gosling’s film.
Our review from last year’s Cannes may have been ultimately disappointed by “the emptiness at [the] center” of Gosling’s film, but we pointed out that it not only looked great but that Jewel’s score was one of the best elements of the picture. Fortunately, you won’t have to wait much longer to see or hear the results for yourself as “Lost River” arrives day-and-date —a simultaneous VOD and limited theatrical release— on April 10th with Jewel’s score arriving earlier on March 30th. Listen to the Chromatics track from the film, “Yes (Love Theme From Lost River),” below.