Only You
DA13-37 / 26th Jul 2019
Tracklist
01
Separation
02
Where We Are
03
Sorry I Missed Your Call
04
End Scene 

A four-track digital EP, ‘Only You’ spotlights French pianist/ composer Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch’s score to the film of the same name, which opens in UK cinemas on 12th July 2019, starring Laia Costa and Josh O’Connor and directed by newcomer Harry Wootliff. Having received its world premiere as an Official Selection at the BFI London Film Festival in 2018, the film explores a passionate, romantic, and contemporary love story, about the struggle to remain in love when life doesn’t give you everything you want it to. 

 This selection of four cues from the original score sees its composer dialing into the intimacy of the narrative. Just like the film itself, the instrumentation for the original score of ‘Only You’ is intimate, focusing on two elements only – cello and piano, often layered and with subtle electronic manipulations. These four longest cues from the film express what the two lead characters, Elena (Costa) and Jake (O’Connor), can’t or won’t say out loud, with the music and melodies becoming the voices of their emotions. 

‘Separation’ opens proceedings with a gentle piano score performed beautifully by Christina McMaster. ‘Where We Are’ and ‘Sorry I Missed Your Call’ are composed for solo cello and performed by Gregor Riddell. The former with its use of delay and sense of space recalls the late great Arthur Russell; whilst the latter overlays the staccato processing with a beautiful bowed melody. Closing out the EP, ‘End Scene’ marries the two cello modes with the piano, this time played by Emilie herself. All four brief tracks were recorded by Sean Woodlock at Goldsmiths Music Studio and were mastered by Martyn Heyne at Lichte Studio. 

Brief as it may be, the ‘Only You EP’ is a wonderfully intimate, tender and evocative complement to the film. Her first score for a widely distributed film, it highlights Emilie’s delicacy and purity of touch as a composer and points towards a bright future working in the medium, following the footsteps of fellow 130701 label alumni like Max Richter, Dustin O’Halloran, Hauschka and Jóhann Jóhannsson. 

A four-track digital EP, ‘Only You’ spotlights French pianist/ composer Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch’s score to the film of the same name, which opens in UK cinemas on 12th July 2019, starring Laia Costa and Josh O’Connor and directed by newcomer Harry Wootliff. Having received its world premiere as an Official Selection at the BFI London Film Festival in 2018, the film explores a passionate, romantic, and contemporary love story, about the struggle to remain in love when life doesn’t give you everything you want it to. 

 This selection of four cues from the original score sees its composer dialing into the intimacy of the narrative. Just like the film itself, the instrumentation for the original score of ‘Only You’ is intimate, focusing on two elements only – cello and piano, often layered and with subtle electronic manipulations. These four longest cues from the film express what the two lead characters, Elena (Costa) and Jake (O’Connor), can’t or won’t say out loud, with the music and melodies becoming the voices of their emotions. 

‘Separation’ opens proceedings with a gentle piano score performed beautifully by Christina McMaster. ‘Where We Are’ and ‘Sorry I Missed Your Call’ are composed for solo cello and performed by Gregor Riddell. The former with its use of delay and sense of space recalls the late great Arthur Russell; whilst the latter overlays the staccato processing with a beautiful bowed melody. Closing out the EP, ‘End Scene’ marries the two cello modes with the piano, this time played by Emilie herself. All four brief tracks were recorded by Sean Woodlock at Goldsmiths Music Studio and were mastered by Martyn Heyne at Lichte Studio. 

Brief as it may be, the ‘Only You EP’ is a wonderfully intimate, tender and evocative complement to the film. Her first score for a widely distributed film, it highlights Emilie’s delicacy and purity of touch as a composer and points towards a bright future working in the medium, following the footsteps of fellow 130701 label alumni like Max Richter, Dustin O’Halloran, Hauschka and Jóhann Jóhannsson.