They can act, they can dance, but can they sing? Gold Derby’s frontrunner to win Best Picture and Best Score at the Oscars is “La La Land,” Lionsgate’s whimsical romantic musical that features Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling singing and dancing as they fall in love in modern-day Los Angeles. Now you can pre-order the original motion picture soundtrack from Interscope Records.
The soundtrack, which is produced by Justin Hurwitz, Marius de Vries and Steven Gizicki, officially drops on December 9, the same day the film opens in limited release. As a special bonus, everyone who pre-orders the album now will receive an instant download of “City of Stars,” the main tune that’s sung by Gosling and Stone in the film.
Hurwitz, the composer and orchestrator of “La La Land,” was recently featured in Gold Derby’s roundtable Q&A for music and sound Oscar contenders at the Landmark Theater. He reminisced with moderator Tom O’Neil about being roommates with director Damien Chazelle and how their love for musicals helped create “La La Land.”
Besides Stone and Gosling, other performers featured on the album include co-stars John Legend, Callie Hernandez, Sonoya Mizuno and Jessica Rothe. The track-listing for “La La Land: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” is as follows:
1. “Another Day Of Sun” (La La Land Cast)
2. Someone In The Crowd” (Emma Stone, Callie Hernandez, Sonoya Mizuno, Jessica Rothe)
3. “Mia & Sebastian’s Theme” (Justin Hurwitz)
4. “A Lovely Night” (Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone)
5. “Herman’s Habit” (Justin Hurwitz)
6. “City of Stars” (Ryan Gosling)
7. “Planetarium” (Justin Hurwitz)
8. “Summer Montage / Madeline” (Justin Hurwitz)
9. “City of Stars” (Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone)
10. “Start A Fire” (John Legend)
11. “Engagement Party” (Justin Hurwitz)
12. “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” (Emma Stone)
13. “Epilogue” (Justin Hurwitz)
14. “The End” (Justin Hurtwitz)
15. “City of Stars (Humming)” (Justin Hurwitz featuring Emma Stone)
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