Lakeshore Records: "LOVE, SIMON" Music by Rob Simonsen


Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it’s a little more complicated: he’s yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. Directed by Greg Berlanti (Riverdale, The Flash, Supergirl), written by Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger (This is Us), and based on Becky Albertalli’s acclaimed novel, LOVE, SIMON is a funny and heartfelt coming-of-age story about the thrilling ride of finding yourself and falling in love

Rob Simonsen has had a thread in the fabric of some of the most noteworthy and prestigious films of the past decade. He collaborated with director Bennett Miller to underline the unsettling atmosphere of the Oscar-nominated drama Foxcatcher, and spanned an eternity of star-crossed romance with The Age of Adaline, also co-writing the film's end credits song. He scored the Steve Carell-starring dramedy The Way Way Back with sensitivity, sympathized with the coming-of-age The Spectacular Now, and sweetened Zach Braff's coming-of-middle-age film Wish I Was Here. Also under his belt is the horror-comedy The Master Cleanse, Roland Emmerich's political drama Stonewall, and the Weinstein Company's Burnt starring Bradley Cooper, Uma Thurman and Sienna Miller. His work in television has included the Joss Whedon Fox drama Dollhouse and the CBS ratings juggernaut Blue Bloods, led by Tom Selleck.

Prior to flying solo, under the apprenticeship of composer Mychael Danna, Simonsen contributed additional music to the scores for Ang Lee's Life of Pi and Bennett Miller's Moneyball - as well as Catherine Hardwick's The Nativity Story, Sony Pictures Animation Surf's Up, and Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. With Danna, he co-composed the score for Marc Webb's hugely popular indie romance (500) Days of Summer. Simonsen's compositional voice is the product of an education in jazz, electronic and traditional orchestral music. In 2013, he co-founded The Echo Society, a collective that provides a platform for composers to experiment and create for live performances around Los Angeles.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

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