STUMP SCORES SPELL
October 19, 2019
Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump Scores New Comedic Psych-Thriller SPELL
Milan Records, an imprint of Sony Music Masterworks, announces the November 1 release of the original motion picture soundtrack to SPELL, featuring music by chart-topping singer, songwriter, musician, and member of Fall Out Boy Patrick Stump. Available for preorder now , the soundtrack features the music from Crush Pictures’ award-winning, darkly comedic psych-thriller, with Stump’s original compositions capturing the emotionally driven narrative.
SPELL made its prize-winning debut at last year’s LA Film Festival and will premiere in theaters Friday, November 1 and on VOD and DVD beginning Tuesday, November 19.
Synopsis: After the death of his fiancée, an American illustrator runs out of medication while wandering the isolated Icelandic countryside—unsure if his compulsions are related to his disorder or if he’s being forced to unlock ancient secrets. Produced by Crush Pictures and directed by Brendan Walter, SPELL stars Barak Hardley, Jackie Tohn, Magnús Jónsson and Birna Rún Eiríksdóttir.
“Brendan gave me a real chance as a composer,” Stump said of working with director Brendan Walter on the soundtrack to SPELL. “I was allowed to explore elements of my writing that I could never have without the narrative of the film. This score was fantastic to work on because I got to play with the film’s theme of emotional ambiguity: How much of this is actually happening? How much of this is in Benny’s Head? Is he working towards achieving a goal or is he being consumed by some kind of ominous horror? Asking and in some cases answering those questions with music was a real thrill.”
Stump’s work in the genre includes 2017’s GNOME ALONE, and more recently scoring work on CHANGELAND and THE BANANA SPLITS MOVIE. He’s also done shorts, mini-series and documentaries.