Lakeshore Records will release the Viva – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on April 29 and on CD shortly thereafter. The album features the film's original score by Stephen Rennicks.
"In writing the music for Viva the challenge was to get themes and sounds which were somehow 'of' the characters and of the beautiful but bedraggled backdrop of the city of Havana," said Rennicks. "The director, Paddy Breathnach, and I felt from early on that the instrumentation should have an acoustic feel and the themes be simple but strong and, in reference to the main character 'Jesus' in particular, have some sense of a veiled nobility."
"What you get is music with instrumentation that is at home in the setting of the story and melodically steers a more neutral course, underpinning the drama rather than creating it, that's the idea at least," Rennicks described. "The images, the acting, the dramatic arc of the film are all so beautifully treated that luckily all I needed to do was be as sympathetic as possible to what was already there."
Magnolia Pictures present Viva in theaters on April 29, 2016.