ComingSoon is excited to debut a new track from composer Chris Roe’s After Love soundtrack, which releases on May 28 via Thirty Six Minutes.
After Love, which is the feature debut from BAFTA-nominated Director Aleem Khan, is set in the port town of Dover. The film follows a suddenly widowed woman that discovers her late husband had a secret just 21 miles across the English Channel in Calais. The film was listed as part of the Cannes Critics’ Week Official Selection for 2020 and included in the TIFF Industry Selects strand. It premiered at the London Film Festival and Telluride.
The soundtrack was written and largely performed by Roe. The composer and multi-instrumentalist collaborated with Alice Purton on several tracks, whose cello playing is meant to evoke “the wind, waves, seagulls and distant ferry horns of Dover and Calais.” After Love won Best Original Score at Les Arcs Film Festival. It follows Roe’s highly praised work on Armstrong, Spitfire, and Children of the Snow Land.
“Scoring After Love was a dream project for me, and was intensely collaborative from start to finish,” said Roe. “Aleem and I worked closely with sound designer Joakim Sundström to blend the score and soundtrack together, and I was lucky enough to work with phenomenal cellist and improviser Alice Purton to explore how the cello could mimic the sounds of the sea and build the entire score just from one instrument.”
You can listen to “The Cliff” by Chris Roe below:
Check out the full tracklist for the After Love soundtrack below:
01) The Cliffs
Roe is a classically trained pianist and string player. The Royal College of Music graduate draws on his contemporary experimental classical music background, mixing a string/piano-based palette with a web of electronic and instrumental textures, always working tirelessly to build a distinctive sound for each project. Roe also founded his own group, ANIMA, which stages live musical performances alongside abstract animated films.