Friday, August 14, 2020
Home Movie Interviews Jenny Lewis & Johnathan Rice Collaborate For "Song One" Soundtrack

Jenny Lewis & Johnathan Rice Collaborate For “Song One” Soundtrack

Now playing in select theaters and available on VOD, Song One stars Anne Hathaway (who also produces) as Franny, an anthropology student who returns to Brooklyn after her brother Henry (Ben Rosenfield) is rendered comatose after a car accident.

After reading his diaries and listening to his compositions, Franny gradually see Henry’s passions with a less judgmental eye, and her bond to her sibling strengthens after meeting his music idol James Forester (Johnny Flynn).

Johnny Flynn & Anne Hathaway in 'Song One' - Cinedigm/Film Arcade
Johnny Flynn & Anne Hathaway in ‘Song One’ – Cinedigm/Film Arcade

Director Kate Barker-Froyland enlisted singer/songwriters Johnathan Rice and Jenny Lewis to compose original songs from the picture (the tracks were penned from the POV of James Forester).

“You have to proceed with a certain amount of openness to critique because we were creating these songs based on our idea of this character that Kate wrote. So it didn’t always resonate with her in the right way, and we would send them off in emails to (executive producer) Jonathan Demme who we’re huge fans of and to Adam (Shulman) and Annie (Hathaway), and Kate and (sometimes) the songs didn’t work. And we would have to go back to the drawing board.

But we would (often) start songs separately and then come together with the idea of the character where Johnathan would finish an idea or I would finish one of his ideas.”

The music’s tone is partly influenced by the reflective, acoustic driven musicianship of Elliott Smith. Though “Song One’s” music are unique in their own right, Lewis and Rice chose Rob Schnapf, a producer and former collaborator of Smith’s, to work on the soundtrack.

Here’s a clip of Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice collaborating with Ben Rosenfield on “Marble Song,” a track that’s featured on the Song One” soundtrack.

Greg Srisavasdi
I've been a movie reviewer/interview since 1991 (as a UCLA Daily Bruin scribe), worked at Westwood One, Deepest Dream owner, co-editor of Hollywood Outbreak, podcast co-host of "CinemAddicts" and "Matt and Greg Used To Interview Movie Stars." I can be reached at for inquiries or whatever the case may be!

Feel Free To Comment!!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Most Popular

Director Robin Pront Talks ‘The Silencing’ And Passion For Filmmaking

The Silencing is a thriller that centers on Rayburn Swanson (Game of Thrones' Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), a former hunter who is determined...

Caroline Goodall Talks Writing, Producing, And Being Haunted By ‘The Bay of Silence’

Written and produced by Caroline Goodall (Schindler's List, The Dressmaker), The Bay of Silence is a complex thriller that, at its...

‘The High Note’ Blu-Ray Giveaway From Deepest Dream

For this giveawaway, I'm offering up 10 discs (Blu-rays and DVDs) to promote my new Find Your Film podcast. All you...

Stephen Moyer Elaborates On The “Prescient” And “Beautiful” Elements Of ‘G-LOC’

Directed and penned by Tom Paton, G-LOC is a sci-fi narrative that centers on Bran Marshall (Stephen Moyer), a human who...

Recent Comments