Dan In Real Life Sounds
Norwegian singer-songwriter Lerche's Faces Down, landed on numerous critics' "best of" lists, including Rolling Stone's "The 10 Best Debut Albums" and "50 Best Albums of 2002." His fourth and latest full-length album, Phantom Punch, has been equally well received. "Shimmering melodies, heartfelt lyrics, and chord structures that veer from Brazilian pop to punk. What more could you ask for?" asked Interview while Entertainment Weekly said it "Evokes '80s Britpop at its zenith, with Duran Duran-ish guitars and synths underpinning lyrically self-aware ditties like the title track." Lerche will be supporting AIR on their upcoming U.S. dates.
Peter Hedges, the director and co-writer of Dan In Real Life, listened to 500 different artists while in pre-production for the film and kept coming back to Lerche. "The thing about Sondre's music is that it feels timeless to me," says Hedges. "There's a depth to it and you feel that this is a man who believes in love. The music is just infused with that feeling without being sappy or sentimental - which made it a complete dream for this story."
The music indeed sounds made for the movie, and it's no accident. Lerche attended rehearsals with the actors for inspiration. The result: a set of original songs that help establish the tone for the film's clever mix of conflicted love and family complications. For "Hell No," Lerche tapped New York-based singer-songwriter Regina Spektor for a duet. And although the soundtrack consists mainly of brand new songs, Lerche (who appears on-screen at the end of the film) had fun with a few cover songs, too.
The track listing for Dan In Real Life Original Soundtrack is as follows: 1. Family Theme Waltz - Sondre Lerche 2. To Be Surprised - Sondre Lerche 3. I'll Be OK - Sondre Lerche 4. Dan and Marie Picking Hum - Sondre Lerche 5. My Hands Are Shaking - Sondre Lerche 6. Dan In Real Life - Sondre Lerche 7. Hell No - Sondre Lerche and Regina Spektor 8. Family Theme - Sondre Lerche 9. Fever - A Fine Frenzy 10. Airport Taxi Reception - Sondre Lerche and The Faces Down 11. Dan and Marie Melody - Sondre Lerche 12. Human Hands - Sondre Lerche and The Faces Down Quartet 13. I'll Be OK (Instrumental Reprise) - Sondre Lerche 14. Let My Love Open The Door - Sondre Lerche 15. Dan and Marie Finale Theme - Sondre Lerche 16. Modern Nature - Sondre Lerche and Lillian Samdal