Nicholas Britell has scored a host of critically acclaimed films in the past decade including the academy award winning Moonlight. Reuniting with Barry Jenkins once again for his second studio film, If Beale Street Could Talk, he earned a nomination for best original score. Britell has said he is influenced by a range of different composers including Gershwin and Philip Glass who are clearly present in this piece with it's layered instruments.
The heady, dreamlike harmonies present here suck you in and invite you to reminisce. The far off, jazzy brass and sleepy violins evoke an early morning in New York, the sunlight just starting to peek above the red brick Harlem apartments. Sublime.