Lakeshore Records will release the Brigsby Bear – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on July 28, 2017. The album features the original score by David Wingo.
“I was beyond thrilled when I found out that Dave [McCary, director] and Kyle [Mooney, co-writer] were interested in talking to me about scoring the film,” said Wingo in press materials for the soundtrack. “I’m a big fan of all their Good Neighbor stuff and was kind of obsessed with these ‘very special episode’ sketches they did for SNL and was sending them to everyone I knew, and the idea of ever potentially working with them never crossed my mind until I got the call.”
“We knew that a lot of the heavy lifting music-wise was going to be in the first 15 minutes when he’s still down in the bunker,” Wingo explained. “There’s score running throughout much of that section and it was really important to capture the loneliness and melancholy of James’ life and to help the audience immediately identify with him even though it hasn’t been revealed what is actually going on with him. The ultimate goal was to make the section feel emotionally grounded even though it’s not revealing to the audience what this upside-down world is all about.”
Sony Pictures Classics presents Brigsby Bear in theaters on July 28, 2017. Lakeshore Records will release the Brigsby Bear – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack through all major digital providers on July 28, 2017. We have an exclusive soundtrack preview that you can listen to below.