MovieScore Media: "Swoon" by Nathaniel Mechaly


Coinciding with the film’s wide release in Swedish cinemas on 14 February, MovieScore Media teams up with French composer Nathaniel Mechaly to release the music for the extravagantly produced romantic drama Swoon. Directed by Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein, the story is a new re-imagination of the Romeo and Juliet story with John (Albin Grenholm) and Ninni (Frida Gustavsson) growing up in resentment of each other due to their families’ competing amusement parks. When they meet again as adults in 1940, their attraction is undeniable, but soon enough they must face much harsher enemies than their past…

Following their success on Midnight Sun, French composer Nathaniel Mechaly (of Taken fame) returns for another collaboration with Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein. As he explains: “They wanted to make a romantic film and the historical situation of a Romeo and Juliet story in a context of Grona Lund with such beautiful costumes and performance gave me the unequivocal direction! While there’s a theme to illustrates Grona Lund Park, the real heart of the score is the love theme, which is always there throughout the film, but it can only come round in full at the end (“Love Kiss”). The album also includes the new song from Lily Oakes entitled “The Keep”.

French composer Nathaniel Méchaly studied music at the Conservatoire National de Région de Musique de Marseille. He started his film music career as an assistant to Oscar-winning composer Gabriel Yared. He is best-known as the composer for the Taken trilogy, starring Liam Neeson. Méchaly, with Japanese composer Shigeru Umebayashi, won Best Original Film Score at the 33rd Hong Kong Film Awards and Best Composer at the 8th Asian Film Awards for The Grandmaster.

The soundtrack has a digital release date as of  February 15 2018, with a physical release to be followed by Music Box Records.  On the link below, you can view a video, featuring a suite from the score: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51u3xXsXSkY 

Jeremy [Six Strings]

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