“Tumbledown,” starring Rebecca Hall and Jason Sudeikis, tells the intimate story of the widow of a folk musician, who released one great album and then passed away, who wants to honor his legacy with a book, and the complications that follow when a professor shows up wanting to do the same. It’s the kind of tale where if the music doesn’t work, neither does the film, but director Sean Mewshaw wisely hired two strong talents to anchor the soundtrack to his movie.
First up, acclaimed indie singer/songwriter Damien Jurado was tasked with creating the music for Hunter Miles, the late musician that “Tumbledown” revolves around (another actor portrays the character in still images in the film). Meanwhile, composer Daniel Hart (“Ain’t Them Bodies Saints“) provided the cues to tie the emotional threads of the dramedy together. And today, we have exclusive tracks by each — “Horizons” by Jurado, and “The Ever Looming Ghost of Hunter Miles” by Hart — to highlight their complementary work on the film.
“Tumbledown” opens in New York and Los Angeles on February 5th, and nationwide and On Demand on February 12th. The soundtrack will be available digitally on Friday, and in stores on February 12th via Milan Records.
“Tumbledown” Soundtrack Tracklist
Songs by Damien Jurado
3. Maine Stays
4. Halo of Ashes
5. On The Land Blues
6. Little Jackson
7. Silver Joy
8. Hands On The Table
Score Selections by Daniel Hart
9. The Strangeness of Strangers
10. A Little Pilfering Never Hurt Anyone
11. Fig Newtown Blues
12. The Least Interesting Thing About Him
13. Jelly Bean Jesus
14. Winter Crying Uncle (Tumbledown Theme 1)
15. Winter Crying Uncle (Reprise)
16. Tumbledown Theme 2
17. Go To New York
18. Anna Karenina
19. The Ever Looming Ghost of Hunter Miles
20. Tumbledown Theme 2 (Reprise)