Sony Music Masterworks today releases QUEENPINS (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) with music by film and television composer, singer-songwriter, and producer SIDDHARTHA KHOSLA (This Is Us, Only Murders in the Building, Looking for Alaska). Available everywhere now, the album features score music written by Khosla for the STXfilms’ latest comedy, starring Kristen Bell and Kirby Howell-Baptiste, and centers around two best friends who begin an illegal couponing scheme. Also included on the soundtrack is an original vocal track performed by singer-songwriter Steady Holiday entitled “Living Life (Queenpins Mix)” – listen here. Inspired by a true story, Queenpins is in select Cinemark theaters now and will be available to stream on Paramount+ on September 30.
Of the soundtrack, composer SIDDHARTHA KHOSLA says, “It was an absolute joy to work with the brilliant Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly in helping bring their smart and funny vision to life. Working alongside them and editor Kayla Emter was a dream collaboration. Thanks to Jason Markey and the music team at STXfilms for all their support in the process. So proud of my team and our little film."
Siddhartha Khosla is a three-time Emmy®-nominated film and television composer, singer/songwriter, and producer of the critically acclaimed band Goldspot.
Khosla received Emmy® nominations in 2021 and 2019 for “Outstanding Music Composition For a Series” and in 2020 for “Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics” for his original song “Memorized” (shared with Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith) for his work on NBC’s Golden Globe® and Emmy®-winning drama series This Is Us, now in its sixth season. Khosla has the distinction of being the first South Asian person to be nominated in the Primetime Emmy® score and song categories.
After playing in a hugely powerful montage to end an episode, “Memorized” skyrocketed to the #1 spot on the Billboard soundtrack song charts and #13 overall. Khosla also co-composed the hit song “We Can Always Come Back to This” for the show, which ranked #12 overall and #1 on the Billboard Blues charts for four consecutive weeks. His original songs “Memorized,” “Invisible Ink,” and “We Can Always Come Back to This” earned Guild of Music Supervisors Award nominations for Best Song/Recording for Television. Khosla’s upcoming projects include Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly’s comedy feature film Queenpins, starring Kristen Bell and Kirby Howell-Baptiste; and Jason Orley’s dramedy film I Want You Back, starring Jenny Slate.
Khosla's television and film credits include Hulu’s comedy/crime series Only Murders in the Building, starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez; the critically acclaimed limited series Looking for Alaska; Marvel’s Runaways; the 2019 Netflix hip-hop drama feature Beats, the award-winning indie drama feature The Sounding, from director Catherine Eaton and starring Frankie Faison and Teddy Sears, and the winner of 17 awards including festival grand prizes from Woodstock, Bend, Istanbul, Napa, and Cinequest, and other festivals; and the comedy feature film Fat Camp. Additionally, Khosla composed an original song for the musical film Basmati Blues starring Academy Award® winner Brie Larson and Golden Globe Award® winner Donald Sutherland.
In November 2013, Khosla was invited as the musical guest for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Diwali celebration at the White House, where he delivered an emotional performance of several of his original songs.
He has also been performing his music from This Is Us for audiences worldwide. In 2019, he performed in Los Angeles at the Ford Theatre and at the MOSMA Festival in Málaga, Spain.
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