Johnny Jewel announces ‘Holly’ Soundtrack

Johnny Jewel announces 'Holly' Soundtrack
Johnny Jewel announces 'Holly' Soundtrack

Johnny Jewel has written the score for the original motion picture and Fien Troch-directed new film Holly, which will drop on October 13th via Italians Do It Better. The soundtrack also features Desire and is Johnny Jewel’s tenth solo album of experimental film music, following Windswept, Digital Rain, Home (OST), & Lost River (OST). Today the first single from the Holly soundtrack “The Witch” is streaming online. As well as this, Johnny Jewel is set to embark on a special live tour throughout Europe in October and November, performing 60 minutes of cinematic bliss from his music for films.

Holly follows the story of a 15-year-old girl who calls her school to say she is staying home for the day. Soon after, a fire breaks out at the school, killing several students. With everyone touched by the tragedy, the community comes together, trying to heal. Anna, a teacher, intrigued by Holly and her strange premonition, invites her to join the volunteering group she runs. Holly’s presence seems to bring peace of mind, warmth, and hope to those she encounters. But soon, people begin to seek out Holly and her cathartic energy, demanding more and more from the young girl.

On the soundtrack, Johnny Jewel (Chromatics, Glass Candy) said “I used music to usher in the unseen elements of Holly’s story. Underscoring the supernatural overtones of the film, I studied the wind in her hair, counted the plumes of smoke billowing from the burning high school, & stared into the howling forest swaying in the distance. The looming musical foreshadowing mirrors her gifts. As Holly’s character slowly unravels, the score begins to warp as it’s stretched to an ominously slow crawl.

On the collaboration, writer and director of Holly Fien Troch added “I’ve always been drawn to Johnny’s music, as it is reckless & physical. His music is an emotional roller coaster. Every time I see scenes of my film with Johnny’s music on, everything I’ve done & worked for is lifted to another level. When you work with Johnny, you don’t just get the score for your film. It’s like finally finding that missing element to make the story complete. It makes the film whole & gives it its own identity.”

Johnny Jewel
Holly OST
Italians Do It Better

1. The Witch
2. Amulet
3. Necromancer
4. Komt Vrienden In De Ronde (feat. ÜkeHele)
5. Eclipse
6. Connection
7. Totem
8. The Misfits
9. Voices In The Forest
10. A Storm Is Coming
11. Flowers
12. The Invitation
13. Awakening
14. Descent
15. Dread
16. The Power Of Love (feat. Desire)

Jewel live 2023 Tour Dates

Oct 25th – Saint Sebastian, Dabadaba ES
Oct 27th – Neuchatel, Case A Chaos CH
Nov 2nd – Vienna, Rote Bar Im Volkstheater AT
Nov 3rd – Milan, Circolo Magnolia IT
Nov 4th – Prague, Meet Factory CZ
Nov 7th – Berlin, Hole 44 DE
Nov 8th – Amsterdam, H.J.E. Wenckebachweg 48 NL
Nov 9th – Brussels, Botanquie – Rotonde, BE
Nov 10th – Barcelona, MIRA Festival ES
Nov 11th – Porto, Mouco PT
Nov 14th – Paris, Le Hasard Ludique FR
Nov 15th – Dublin, The Sugar Club IE
Nov 16th – Manchester, The White Hotel UK
Nov 17th – Glasgow, CCA UK

Pre-order Holly HERE


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