Mark McAdam's Paper Man Songs
With stories so aptly linked to the film, a number of the songs found their way into the final cut. Much more than a typical film soundtrack, "Paper Man Songs" is a beautiful accompaniment album inspired by, and featured in the motion picture.
After film directors Kieran and Michele Mulroney tapped Mark to provide original music, he began writing songs that would eventually form the musical foundation for the movie.
Upon completing the production of Paper Man, Mark realized he had written enough original songs to compile a strong stand-alone record. The folk-tinged, indie-rock tracks highlight the power of a well-played lap steel, cleverly building vocal hooks and subtly entwined harmonies around stories as unique as the characters they were drawn from.
Mark started his career in Los Angeles where he was the front man of Sumack before starting Cranky George with Kieran Mulroney, his actor/brother Dermot Mulroney, and Pogues founder James Fearnley. Paper Man Songs is Mark's third solo album, following the acclaimed 2002 release Boy Wonder, and 2006's Cavalcade. His songs have been featured on hit TV shows such as Grey's Anatomy, Men in Trees, and Californication. Mark is no stranger to scoring film either. He composed original music for the documentary God Grew Tired of Us (Sundance Grand Jury Prize), the dark comedy Dante's Inferno, and the upcoming Pool Party.
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