Bros Releases the Soundtrack for 'Beautiful Boy'
original motion picture soundtrack for Beautiful Boy was
released today by Warner Bros. Records. The film opens in
theaters today from Amazon Studios in New York and Los Angeles,
and expanding further the following weeks.
Boy is a deeply moving portrait of a family's unwavering
love and commitment to each other in the face of their son's
addiction and his attempts at recovery. It is based on two
memoirs, one from acclaimed journalist David Sheff and the
other from his son, Nic Sheff. As
Nic repeatedly relapses, the Sheffs are faced with the harsh
reality that addiction is a disease that does not discriminate
and can hit any family at any time.
here, the soundtrack includes "Treasure," an exclusive new
song from acclaimed UK artist Sampha. The track, which plays
over the end credits, is the first new music from Sampha
since his February 2017 debut album, Process (Young Turks),
which won the Mercury Prize. He wrote and produced "Treasure"
himself, recording it in London in August 2018.
"I wrote 'Treasure' after seeing the film for the first
time," explains Sampha, who has previously lent his vocal,
production and songwriting talents to a whole range of standout
releases, from UK contemporaries such as SBTRKT, FKA twigs,
Lil Silva and Jessie Ware to world-renowned superstars like
Beyoncé, Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Solange and Drake.
and David's story, and the dynamic between them, really
resonated with me on an emotional level and 'Treasure' is
my response, filtered through the lens of my own experiences.
I feel honoured to be asked to contribute something to a
film as authentic and important as this."
style and tone superbly encompasses Beautiful Boy and captures
the raw emotional journey of Nic and David Sheff," says
Bob Bowen, Head of Music for Amazon Studios. "We're so lucky
to feature Sampha's emerging talent and work in our film."
addition to "Treasure," the soundtrack features an extraordinary
selection of songs that reflect the vastly different worlds
of the father and son - from John Lennon's "Beautiful Boy
(Darling Boy)," David Bowie's "Sound and Vision" and Tim
Buckley's "Song To The Siren (Take 7)" to Massive Attack's
"Protection," Nirvana's "Territorial Pissings" and Aphex
music the filmmakers have chosen to be included in the film
very accurately represents the soundtrack of our lives at
the time," said David and Nic Sheff. "We are so thankful
to everyone involved, including Sampha and the amazing song
he wrote for the film. Music was an essential part of our
emotional journey, so it's wonderful to hear it interwoven
in the movie in a way that feels completely authentic. It's
another reason we're grateful to have our family's story
made into this wonderful film."