Academy Award winner (2006 Best Original Song for “Once”) Irish writer-director John Carney brings his musical genius back to the big screen through his latest film, Begin Again, a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together.
The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features the singles “Lost Stars,” “Tell Me If You Wanna Go Home” and “Like A Fool.” The songs were co-written by Gregg Alexander, Danielle Brisebois, Glen Hansard and others, performed by Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green and the film’s co-star, Keira Knightley.
In a press interview Maroon 5 front man, Adam Levine, said that, “It might sound heavy to say but the film asks the question: can a song save your life? I do believe that the energy you feel when you hear a song that you respond to emotionally – it can change your life, and maybe save it in a way. Music saved my life, because I love it so much that I don’t know what I would do without it.”
In Begin Again, past-his-prime record executive Dan Mulligan (played by Mark Ruffalo) is facing a failing marriage, a career he can’t keep up with, and a daughter he can’t connect to. But at his most desperate moment, he hears a powerful song by Gretta (Keira Knightley), an unknown musician on the brink of giving up her musical dreams after an unexpected heartbreak and frustration with her former lover Dave (Adam Levine).
From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City.
1. Adam Levine – Lost Stars
Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyT-oGDnMqE
2. Keira Knightley – Tell Me If You Wanna Go Home
Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyiQtznyCGU
3. Adam Levine – No One Else Like You
4. Cee-Lo – Horny
5. Keira Knightley – Lost Stars
Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLTRSakuugs
6. Adam Levine – A Higher Place
7. Keira Knightley – Like A Fool
Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk5GvfIZG-g
8. Cessyl Orchestra – Did It Ever Cross Your Mind (Demo Version)
9. Cee-Lo – Women of the World (Go On Strike!)
10. Keira Knightley – Coming Up Roses
11. Cessyl Orchestra – Into the Trance
12. Keira Knightley – A Step You Can’t Take Back
13. Adam Levine – Lost Stars (Into the Night Mix)
14. Cessyl Orchestra – The Roof Is Broke (Demo Mix)
15. Keira Knightley – Tell Me If You Wanna Go Home (Rooftop Mix feat. Hailee Steinfeld)
16. Cessyl Orchestra – Intimidated By You
Begin Again: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is available online via http://www.spinnr.ph/ or iTunes - http://smarturl.it/M5-BeginAgain. Or stream the music through Deezer and Spotify!
The soundtrack, exclusively distributed by MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines), will be available in CDs starting July 21.
Begin Again star Adam Levine: "Music saved my life."
July 18, 2014