Ólafur Arnalds scores Hollywood film

By | Published on Wednesday 11 January 2012

Olafur Arnalds

Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds has written the score for a new film by director Sam Levinson, ‘Another Happy Day’, which stars Ellen Barkin and Demi Moore. The soundtrack album will be released by Erased Tapes on 27 Feb.

Speaking about how the project came about, Arnalds told CMU: “In mid-December 2010 I was on a holiday in China when I received an email from Sam Levinson about the film. We got on the phone at like four in the morning Beijing time and ended up talking all through the night, instantly connecting. He told me that they had been listening to my music while making the film, so the film was already very influenced by my music. However, it was not until Ellen Barkin – the beautiful force that she is – had pestered the producers for a week, calling them every day about how I am the right one for this film, that they finally gave in. The only catch was that it had to be done two weeks later, in the first week of January. So I ended up scoring non-stop all throughout Christmas, making my mother mad in the process”.

You can listen to a track form the score, ‘Lynn’s Theme’, here:

The full tracklist for the album is as follows:

The Land Of Nod
Through The Screen
Before The Calm
Lynn’s Theme
Alice Enters
The Wait
A Family Stroll
Out To Sea
Autumn Day
Everything Must Change