As you should know by now, Jonas Bjerre’s soundtrack album for Skyscraper is being released on August 15th. Here are some more details for you, and a longer review coming in a few days. Let’s start with track listings, okay?
01. Colours (01:24)
02. Waste It (04:03)
03. The Story of a Would-be Traffic Light (04:53)
04. Kids Don’t Fight (02:43)
05. Twins (00:53)
06. Fireflies in Central Park (01:01)
07. Until Tomorrow Finds You (04:56)
08. Picking Up All the Oranges (00:59)
09. Edith (01:58)
10. Like Something Out of a Dream (00:34)
11. Ben & Jon (01:31)
12. Running (02:56)
13: Spill the Beans (02:29)
14. In a Small Town (01:34)
15. There’s a Cloud in My Brain (03:19)
16. Squirrel Made Safe (01:44)
17. Jon’s Window Pane Daydream (02:48)
18. Colours (Slide Version) (01:25)
Released via Jonas’ own company Pluk and distributed by A:larm Music, Songs and Music from the Movie Skyscraper will be available on CD, digital download (with digital booklet), and on limited edition vinyl. All vocals are by Jonas, but Becky Jarrett collaborated on the song called Edith where she sings choir, as does Agnete Hegelund on the song Twins. Bo Rande plays trumpet on Spill the Beans. Director of the movie, Rune Schjøtt is credited as executive producer, cause obviously he was involved in what direction the music took. Mixed by Finn Jansen (who has previously worked with Mew) in his studio Rörström in Copenhagen.
Jonas recorded the album from January 2009 to June 2011 with long breaks in between. Sometimes he recorded on a Mew tour bus, hotel rooms while touring, and his own place in Copenhagen, but the most focused recording session took place at Sune Wagner’s studio in Brooklyn.