Varèse Sarabande is honored to announce the release of the Life of the Party – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally and on CD on May 11, 2018. The album is a party-filled compilation of songs by artists including Meghan Trainor, Evie Sands, Cyndi Lauper, The Sugarhill Gang and Chick Norris with original music by Composer Fil Eisler (EMPIRE, THE TITAN).
Composer Fil Eisler and Director/Writer Ben Falcone where in agreement about the direction of the score from the beginning. “The conversations with Ben were always about story and character and about the mother daughter relationship between Melissa McCarthy’s character and Molly Gordon,” Eisler explained. “There is this woman who had been secure in her life for twenty something years suddenly being thrown out into a whole new world that she knew very little about. She feels vulnerable and naive in some ways but strong at the same time. We didn’t approach it from a comedic perspective at all.”
“The main theme, the ‘mother and daughter’ theme was basically the springboard for the whole score,” said Eisler. “It appears a few times but almost always in some new guise depending on the scene. It was really nice because there’s a hint of emotion in it, almost melancholy but a sort of resolve as well. It worked really well in the emotional scenes without pouring it on, and speeding it up turned it into this very upbeat triumphant cue when Melissa’s character is first starting to find her footing in college.”
Fil Eisler is one of today’s busiest and most diverse composers, with projects that range from big studio action pieces and comedies, to gritty independent films and hit television shows. Eisler recently scored Sony’s action thriller Proud Mary starring Taraji P. Henson, AMC’s new comedy series, Dietland, starring Joy Nash and Julianna Margulies, and the Netflix sci-fi thriller The Titan, starring Sam Worthington
Eisler’s inventive scores and signature themes enliven some of TV’s most popular series and notable films. He composes for Fox’s Golden Globe-nominated drama series Empire, where his tension filled orchestral cues provide a powerful contrast to the show’s hip-hop soundtrack, as well as Lifetime’s Peabody-winning series UnReaL, Bravo’s hit comedy drama series Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce, and Showtime's Emmy-winning Shameless. Eisler was also both the composer and conductor for ABC’s breakout hit drama Revenge. In addition, In 2017 Eisler completed the scores for Netflix’s drama To The Bone starring Lily Collins and Warner Bros.’ hilarious film reboot of the fan-favorite series, CHIPS, starring Dax Shepard, Michael Peña and Kristen Bell.
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