Varèse Sarabande Records will release the Stuck in Love – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on May 28 and on CD and vinyl June 11, 2013. The film features an original score by Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott (from Bright Eyes), and new songs "At Your Door" (by Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott featuring Big Harp), "You Are Your Mother's Child" (by Conor Oberst) and "Somersaults In Spring" (by Friends of Gemini: Corina Figueroa Escamilla, Nathaniel Walcott and Mike Mogis). The first single that will be serviced to radio is "At Your Door" by Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott featuring Big Harp.
"My pipe dream was to have Bright Eyes, my favorite band score the film," said the film's writer/director Josh Boone. Music supervisors Andy Ross and Laura Katz reached out to them. "Not only did they make that happen, bringing the great Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott on board, but Conor Oberst generously contributed an original song that fit so perfectly into the fabric of the film that I still get goosebumps every time I hear it."
Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott's musical involvement together dates back to the mid-90s, when Mogis invited (the then-high school junior) Walcott over to his studio (then housed in his parents' basement in Lincoln, Nebraska) to record trumpet on an early Lullaby For The Working Class album. Nathaniel Walcott is a composer, arranger, keyboard player, and trumpet player. In addition to being a member of Bright Eyes and Conor Oberst's Mystic Valley Band, he has worked closely with many artists, both live and in the studio, such as The Faint, M. Ward, Rilo Kiley, Pete Yorn, and Broken Bells.
Mike Mogis has been writing and producing since the early 90s. Deeply embedded in the burgeoning music scene in Omaha, Nebraska, Mogis began his career as a member of the now legendary Lullaby for the Working Class and has since gone on to become one of the most acclaimed producers of his generation. Being a permanent member of Bright Eyes, along with Nathaniel Walcott and Conor Oberst, Mogis achieved critical success with 2002's Lifted or the Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground, and later both critical and commercial success with I'm Wide Awake... It's Morning. Other works include Monsters of Folk, of which he is a member, ST, Rilo Kiley's More Adventurous, First Aid Kit's The Lion's Roar The Faint's Wet From Birth, and Curvise's Ugly Organ have again proven his ability to capture the sounds of various genres and artistic approaches. His musical talents also include the ability to play a wide variety of instruments including guitar, keyboards, pedal steel, mandolin, and countless others. With his impressive resume and creative versatility, he is one of today's most celebrated producers.
"Music played an important role in the writing and making of Stuck in Love," said Boone. Most of the songs that are in the film were written into the script. Boone had created mix CDs for each of the cast members and gave them the CDs to use as inspiration. "I often saw them listening to their iPods between takes."
Three years past his divorce, veteran novelist Bill Borgens (Academy Award nominee Greg Kinnear) can't stop obsessing over, let alone spying on, his ex-wife Erica (Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly), who ignominiously left him for another man. Even as his neighbor-with-benefits, Tricia (Kristen Bell, Veronica Mars, House of Lies), tries to push him back into the dating pool, he remains blind to anyone else¹s charms. Meanwhile, his fiercely independent collegiate daughter Samantha (Lily Collins, Mirror Mirror) is publishing her first novel while recoiling at the very thought of first love with a diehard romantic (Logan Lerman, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower); and his teen son Rusty (Nat Wolff, The Naked Brothers Band, Peace, Love And Misunderstanding) is trying to find his voice, both as a fantasy writer and as the unexpected boyfriend of a dream girl with unsettlingly real problems. As each of these situations mounts into a tangled trio of romantic holiday crises, it brings the Borgens to surprising revelations about how endings become beginnings.
"Music is one of the most powerful tools a filmmaker can use to evoke emotion," Boone explained. "I am forever indebted to the great musicians who lent us theirs to help bring this film to life."