In the May instalment of the brand new feature on Soundspheremag.com – Soundtrack Of The Month, Samantha King takes us through a notable soundtrack that has touched the hearts and minds of many. This month (May), we take a look at the songs that accompanied 2011’s ‘Like Crazy’.
‘Like Crazy’ is the tale of the rollercoaster relationship between two undergraduates: a British girl and an American boy. After the girl is banned from America after overstaying her visa, their relationship becomes long distance and the complications of a transatlantic romance begin to show. With the soundtrack being predominantly instrumental, the intense emotions that are explored in the film are apparent from the very first note.
1 – ‘Arrivals N.2’
Penned by film composer Dustin O’ Halloran, the first track on the album is nothing short of a masterpiece. Summing up the hope and initial freshness of a relationship, the piano and growing strings musically portray a developing romance.
2 – ‘Dead Hearts’
Performed by the band Stars, the track although light and melodic, tells the story of the difficulties in a relationship. The contrast between gentle backing track during the verses, and harsh electronic build up within the chorus represents the inevitable building of emotions.
3 – ‘Departures N.1’
Tying in with the first track on the album, Departures immediately brings in strings to accompany a slightly more frantic piano, almost giving off a sense of desperation and urgency.
4 – ‘I Guess I’m Floating’
Predominantly electronic, the track includes the realistic sounds of people talking in the distance, arousing an almost dreamlike feeling within the listener. The effect of fading in and out slowly, gradually bring the music to the attention of the audience.
5 – ‘We Float’
If there was ever a song title that could completely summarise the track, this would be the one. The gentle, fluid notes on the piano take the listener on a musical journey that makes them feel as if they are indeed, floating.
6 – ‘I Guess I’m Floating’
Predominantly electronic, the track includes the realistic sounds of people talking in the distance, arousing an almost dreamlike feeling within the listener. The effect of fading in and out slowly bring the music to the attention of the audience, making it the perfect soundtrack material.