Lakeshore Records releases The Shrink Next Door—Original Apple TV+ Series Soundtrack digitally today, November 12. The original music is by Joshua Moshier (Baskets), with a nimbly orchestrated score that reflects many moods—from warm and lighthearted, to disturbing and dark. Starring and executive produced by Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd, “The Shrink Next Door” premieres globally on Apple TV+ on November 12.
Inspired by true events, “The Shrink Next Door” details the bizarre relationship between psychiatrist to the stars Dr. Isaac “Ike” Herschkopf (Rudd) and his longtime patient Martin “Marty” Markowitz (Ferrell). Over the course of their relationship, the all-too-charming Ike slowly inserts himself into Marty’s life, even moving into Marty’s Hamptons home and persuading Marty to name him president of the family business. The series explores how a seemingly normal doctor-patient dynamic morphs into an exploitative relationship filled with manipulation, power grabs, and dysfunction at its finest. The series also stars Kathryn Hahn as Phyllis, Marty’s younger sister, and Casey Wilson as Bonnie, the wife of Dr. Herschkopf.
Says Moshier: “When I first began imagining the musical interior world of Marty and Ike, I created seven short musical vignettes to evoke the arc of their relationship. Georgia Pritchett, Michael Showalter and the entire team were incredibly supportive of these ideas, and of using the score boldly to tell this story. Their trust was creatively liberating, and I felt free to let the music find its own sound, one as lyrical and heartfelt but also as dark and tangled as the relationships portrayed. I’m grateful to them for bringing me along to be a part of this beautiful series.”
ABOUT JOSHUA MOSHIER
JOSHUA MOSHIER is an imaginative composer whose music explores the poignant space between drama and comedy. His scoring work includes the series Baskets (FX), Special (Netflix), Three Busy Debras (Adult Swim), Sick of It (Sky One), and the main title music for Documentary Now! (IFC).
Joshua began his career as an improvising pianist, performing and recording with Marquis Hill and Mike Lebrun. He developed his scoring craft through early collaborations with filmmakers in Chicago, and later as a fellow at the Sundance Institute Film Music Lab. His most recent project is The Shrink Next Door (Apple TV+) for which he composed the score and main title theme.
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