Daniel Rosen and Christopher Beer of Grizzly Beer have announced that the soundtrack they’ve made for Celine Song’s upcoming film A24, spirits of the pastIt will be released on June 9 via A24 Music. They also shared two singles from the project, “Why Are You Going to New York” and “Across the Ocean”.
Open, airy, subtle, and melodic, “Why Are You Going to New York” and “Across the Ocean” speak to musicians Rossen and Bear since Grizzly Bear debuted nearly 20 years ago. They also embrace a familiar sound production palette—listening to the songs, it’s easy to feel like you’re in a large, open room with the musicians, flooded with pianos and strings as sunlight streams in through the windows.
In addition to the Rossen and Beer score, the soundtrack will also feature an original song: “Quiet Eyes,” written and performed by Sharon Van Etten and Zachary Dawes. Listen to “Why Are You Going to New York” and “Across the Ocean” below, then keep scrolling to see the album artwork and track listing for spirits of the past The original audio clip.
spirits of the past It is Song’s first feature film, and follows the lives of two childhood friends as they are picked up in Korea and reunited after two decades in New York. The “modern romance” story explores themes of identity and human connection. Greta Lee, Teo Yu, and John Magaro will star. The film will be shown in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on June 2nd, a week before the soundtrack debuts.
Grizzly Bear has kept a low profile in recent years, with one of the band’s primary vocalists, Ed Droste, quietly leaving the band in 2020. However, Rossen revealed his first single last year, You belong there. Meanwhile, Van Etten released the third anniversary album, trampearlier this year.
Past Live Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Artwork: