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Milan Records: "THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER" music by DANIEL HART


Milan Records today releases THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) with music by composer and performer DANIEL HART. Available everywhere now, the album features score music written by Hart for director Augustine Frizzell’s upcoming film adaptation of the best-selling romance novel by Jojo Moyes. Grounded by bright, orchestral strings, Hart’s compositions speak to the nuances of the dual-narrative film, at times sweepingly romantic and others gently probing and intimate to chronicle the intertwining love stories. The Last Letter From Your Lover debuts on Netflix today.

Directed by Augustine Frizzell (Euphoria; Never Goin' Back), The Last Letter From Your Lover stars Felicity Jones (The Theory Of Everything, Rogue One, On The Basis Of Sex), Callum Turner (War & Peace, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald, The Capture), Joe Alwyn (The Favourite, Boy Erased, Mary Queen Of Scots), Nabhaan Rizwan (Informer, 1917) and Shailene Woodley (The Fault In Our Stars, Adrift, Big Little Lies).

Of the soundtrack, composer DANIEL HART says, “The film is a true romance, so I wanted to make very romantic music for it. My first attempts felt too sweet to Augustine [Frizzell], who reminded me that the film has plenty of bitter as well. I consider myself a romantic at heart, so making sweeping musical gestures came naturally. Refining them to the nuances of this story was a little more difficult, and in many scenes, we discovered that simpler music worked better. The score is very string heavy, as all my scores are. But we chose clarinet as a frequent musical voice of our heroine. It’s so expressive, and it can move easily from mournful solace to bubbling joy. That’s what we needed for this story.”

Adapted from Jojo Moyes’ best-selling novel, The Last Letter From Your Lover is a passionate, dual-narrative love story set in the French Riviera and London during the 1960s and present day. It tells the tale of elegant Jennifer Stirling (Shailene Woodley) and how her life becomes inextricably interwoven with that of Ellie Haworth (Felicity Jones) in life changing events which connect them across almost half a century.

Jennifer lives a luxurious life with her wealthy and powerful husband Laurence (Joe Alwyn).  When an unfortunate event wipes her memory, she struggles to find her identity until she stumbles upon wistful love letters hidden in her home. The passionate notes unravel a star-crossed love affair she had with foreign correspondent Anthony O’Hare (Callum Turner) and ultimately lead her to discover her true self.

Jennifer’s story becomes intertwined with that of Ellie, a whip-smart journalist in contemporary London, who discovers and becomes enthralled by these love letters from a bygone era. As she begins to piece them together with the help of archivist Rory (Nabhaan Rizwan), she sets off on a journey that will entangle the two women’s lives forever.

The film is produced by Pete Czernin and Graham Broadbent of Blueprint Pictures (Emma, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) alongside Simone Urdl and Jennifer Weiss of The Film Farm (The Captive, Away from Her).  The Last Letter From Your Lover was co-produced and fully financed by STUDIOCANAL and will be released on Netflix in the United States.

Daniel Hart is a composer and performer based in Los Angeles. Hart made his feature film debut in 2013 with the critically acclaimed Ain't Them Bodies Saints, which began his collaboration with filmmaker David Lowery. Hart has composed the music for all of Lowery's films, including Pete's Dragon, A Ghost Story, Old Man and The Gun, and now The Green Knight. Over the past decade, he has also scored multiple TV shows, from Fox's The Exorcist, to SMILF, to The Society. Hart has written music for This American Life, and composed the score for S Town, one of the most popular podcasts of all time.

Hart's musical career started on the road, as a hired gun for bands such as St. Vincent, Broken Social Scene, Other Lives, and The Polyphonic Spree. He continues to work in this field, having recorded strings for St. Vincent's 2021 album Daddy's Home, re-arranging songs for Anjimile's latest release Reunion, and writing new music for his own band Dark Rooms, which has released two albums, and toured extensively throughout the US and Europe over the past eight years.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

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