Milan Records today releases FOUND (SOUNDTRACK FROM THE NETFLIX FILM) with music by composer TOBY CHU. Available everywhere now, the album features score music written by Chu for the documentary film following three adopted American teenagers who journey to China together in search of their shared history after discovering they’re blood relatives. Also included on the album is “Mystery of Me,” an original vocal track performed by GRAMMY Award®-winning singer and actress PHILLIPA SOO and featuring singer-songwriter MILCK. Written by MILCK in collaboration with songwriter SIMON WILCOX, “Mystery of Me” features Soo’s soaring vocals as she sings, “I will always be uncovering the mystery of me / I will always keep on looking for who I am.” With its joyous chorus echoing the film’s onscreen themes, “Mystery of Me” is a fitting theme song for the film’s powerful narrative and the courage at the heart of the girls’ search for belonging. From documentary filmmaker Amanda Lipitz, Found debuts on Netflix today.
Of the score, composer TOBY CHU says, “Found is a distinctly human film that I think viewers will be moved by. It’s about loss, hope, our connection to one another, and sheds light on important events that changed the course of so many. My hope is the score helps to convey the girls’ experiences while honoring and shining a light on their story."
Of “Mystery of Me,” singer-songwriter MILCK says,” Writing the theme song ‘Mystery of Me’ with Simon Wilcox was a special moment, as we both have close experiences with adoption in our own lives… We delved into dramatic drumbeats and joyous choral lines to create a song for Phillipa Soo's vocals to soar. The power and expansiveness in Phillipa's voice is symbolic of how the three young women of Found expansively soar through the unknown… I hope that ‘Mystery of Me’ will provide a moment where all of us can feel closer to each other, no matter our heritages or backgrounds, because we are all united in the desire to belong, and to find more of who we are.”
Of her inclusion on the soundtrack, actress and singer PHILLIPA SOO adds, “I am so grateful to Amanda Lipitz for asking me to be a part of this beautiful documentary… Being a part of this project was rejuvenating for my spirit and made me so proud to be an Asian-American woman. I am so honored to have contributed to this authentic and heartwarming story.”
In Amanda Lipitz's documentary film, Found, three adopted American teenage girls discover that they are blood-related cousins. Their online meeting inspires the young women to confront complicated and emotional questions, and embark on a once in a lifetime journey to China together in search of answers, connections, and their lost history.
Toby Chu is a Chinese American film composer, with dual citizenship in the United States and Croatia. Toby recently scored two popular animated series: Netflix’s Centaurworld and Apple TV’s Emmy and Peabody award-winning Stillwater. In addition, he composed the score for Netflix’s documentary film Found where he also co-wrote an original song performed by Grammy award-winning singer and actress Phillipa Soo.
Toby has garnered acclaim for his score to Pixar’s Oscar-winning animated short Bao, which played in front of Incredibles 2. His works include Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return, Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania for Sony Pictures Animation, Warner Bros’ dramatic thriller Unforgettable, and New Line Cinema’s period thriller The Wolves at the Door. He also scored BRON Studios’ animation Henchman and NBC’s The Brave.
Toby collaborated with Daft Punk, arranging and orchestrating “Adagio for Tron” on the Tron: Legacy soundtrack. His credits include musical contributions to Man on Fire, Déjà Vu, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Domino, and Team America: World Police.
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