Node Records (a division of the Music Sales Group) is releasing the official motion picture soundtrack for Janicza Bravo’s film Lemon, featuring original compositions by the Obie Award-winning composer and Music Sales artist Heather Christian. The Lemon soundtrack will be available for purchase and streaming on Tuesday, January 16th 2018, through all major music services including iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and Amazon.
Named a Sundance-favorite by Vogue, the comedy-drama film was acquired by Magnolia Pictures and released in theaters August 18th, 2017. Lemon stars Brett Gelman, Judy Greer, Gillian Jacobs and Michael Cera – all of whom can be heard on the soundtrack, which features excerpts of the film’s dialogue.
A longtime collaborator with director Janicza Bravo, Heather Christian has scored many of the director’s short films including Man Rots From the Head (2016), Woman in Deep (2016), Gregory Go Boom (2013), and Eat! (VICE Shorts, 2013).
When composing for Lemon, Christian told Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls that she “scored in three different directions simultaneously – to mimic the three ‘acts’ of the movie.” Her varied, whimsical instrumentation was inspired by the film’s characters, and the score even includes a vocal oratorio loosely set text from Chekhov’s play The Seagull.
“I am so thrilled and honored to share my first film soundtrack release for Lemon with Node Records,” Christian reflects. “I hope this is the first of many left-of-center film soundtrack releases I am lucky enough to thrust into the world. I hope it captures half of the bizarre joy it was made with.”
All tracks written, arranged and produced by Heather Christian. Executive Producer, Robert Thompson (Node Records). Recorded and Mixed by Brian Bender at The Motherbrain (Los Angeles, CA). Mastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road (London). Original artwork by Chason Matthams. Album layout design by Fresh Lemon Australia. Liner notes by Alyssa Foster.
Recorded at The Arbor (Beacon, NY).
Special thanks to David Abeles, Patrick Breiner, Matt Marks, Sasha Brown, Brian Bender, Janicza Bravo, Joy McMillon, Han West, Michael Mushalla, Dave Polato & everyone else who had their hands in helping this music get made. Anton Chekov, Brett Gelman, Janicza Bravo again, and the anonymous penners of Old English Nursery rhymes for the words to start from. Node Records, Schirmer Theatrical, LLC, Music Sales Creative, Double M Arts & Events, LLC and the entire teams at these brilliant companies, especially Robert Thompson and Michael Mushalla.
© (2017) Embassy Music Corporation and Heather Christian Music (BMI). All rights administered by Embassy Music Corporation and used by permission.
℗ (2017) Embassy Music Corporation and Heather Christian Music, under exclusive license to Node Records. All rights reserved.