Varèse Sarabande will release the Gloria – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, digitally on August 21, 2015. The film features original music by Lorne Balfe along with nine classic Gloria Trevi songs performed by Sofía Espinosa, who stars as Gloria in the film.
Espinoza studied CDs, news clips and videos to in order to perfect the concert performance in the film. While recording the music, she worked closely with some of Trevi's former band members to recreate the nuance of Gloria's voice and phrasing. In the film and on the soundtrack her performances are virtually identical to archival footage of the multi-million selling superstar.
"We really wanted to tell the story through the music, not stop the story for a musical performance," the director and leading force behind the film, Christian Keller explained. "One of the first things that Gloria told me was, 'If you want to know my story, just look at the lyrics of my songs.' She is one of music's most prolific songwriters and at every point in her life, she wrote about what she was experiencing. The songs in the film complement Gloria's inner world, her thoughts and emotions. Instead of interrupting the plot, they support and drive the story line."
"There are few directors who would sacrifice ten years of their lives for a film," said composer Balfe. "Christian Keller's dedication to Gloria's story is a true testament to the importance he places on the details in his film. Each of Gloria's songs tells an important part of her life and Christian does them justice in his visual retelling of her remarkable story. He placed great faith in me to create a score for Gloria and I am thankful to have been a part of his long and fruitful journey."