Lakeshore Records: "ADAM" music by Jay Wadley


Lakeshore Records has released the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Wolfe Releasing’s coming-of-age comedy Adam, written by Jay Wadley (Indignation, Tales of the City). The soundtrack is now available for purchase and streaming on all digital platforms. The film is currently playing in select theaters and was released on August 14.

Rhys Ernst's impactful pro-LGBTQ+ film premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and has since played at Inside Out Toronto, Provincetown Film Festival, Outfest Los Angeles, and San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. In an early review, Variety said, “Adam has a pleasingly goofy, sweet, modest tenor amplified by Jay Wadley’s dweeby lo-fi alt-rock score.”

Jay Wadley on bringing Adam’s score to life: "Working on Adam with Rhys Ernst [Director] was such a wonderful experience. Rhys was super generous and open creatively, but had a clear sense of the sound he was looking for, which really makes my job fun when diving into new material.  We talked about bands like Young Marble Giants and Broadcast, who have this really special lo-fi bedroom pop vibe. One of my favorite words Rhys used to describe what he wanted the score to sound like was ‘mildewy.' We used a lot of vintage Casio, Fairlight CMI, Mellotron, guitar, bass, and drum machine sounds and ran some of those through an old Marantz cassette player to get that lo-fi degraded feel.”

About Jay Wadley: The composer and music producer is currently working on the original score for Charlie Kaufman’s upcoming film, I’m Thinking of Ending Things. His score for James Schamus' critically acclaimed directorial debut, Indignation (Lionsgate), was featured in IndieWire's "10 Best Scores of 2016," received a Billboard premiere and a concert performance by the Winnipeg Symphony for Soundtracks Live. Recent projects include Tales of the City (Netflix/Universal), Emmy-nominated Raised in the System HBO/VICE Season 6 Premiere, Rhys Ernst's (Transparent) directorial debut ADAM, Andrew Ahn’s (Spa Night) Driveways, The OA (Netflix/Plan-B), Anu Valia's Sundance-winning short Lucia, Before & After and Jacob LaMendola's Emmy-nominated Long Shot (Netflix). His films have played at Sundance, Telluride, SXSW, Berlin, Rotterdam, Tribeca, BFI London, LA Film Festival, Montreal film festivals and others.

Other upcoming projects include an Untitled Documentary Series from Oscar-winning Documentary director Roger Ross Williams (Life Animated), and the narrative debut feature from Oscar-nominated director Heidi Ewing (Jesus Camp). 

A graduate of the Yale School of Music (MM, AD) and Oklahoma City University School of Music (BM), Jay has won two Charles Ives awards from the Academy of Arts and Letters as well as an ASCAP/SCI Student Composer Award for his concert music.  He's been commissioned by Carnegie Hall's Ensemble ACJW, the Yale Band, Williams College and The Nouveau Classical Project and invited as a guest lecturer on composition at Yale, The Peabody Institute, NYU, OCU and Kennesaw State University. His arrangements and orchestrations for Rufus Wainwright, Mark Ronson and Calexico have been performed by The San Francisco Symphony, New York City Opera, The Royal Ballet and the Louisville Symphony Orchestra, among others.
 
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