What You Will Hear: Guitar, mandolin, piano, ukele, synth, flute, and strings.
Standout Tracks: Every track is warm and wonderful – welcome to the HoF! My favorites: Living In A Bubble, Book Reviews and Big Dates, Ocean Photographs, Truths, Everything
Will You Be Humming Along? There are a few themes/motifs and the main one will absolutely stay with you
The album this makes me want to dust off: The Way Way Back – Rob Simonsen
Will I come back to it? Most definitely. This is the relaxing score of the year. Whether it is a light moment or a sorrowful cue, Ludwig Göransson’s music is as soothing as it gets. The instrumentation is beautifully understated and reserved. Instead of big or lavish scoring, your enjoyment will happily rely on the composer’s creativity with plucked strings and a dusting of synthesizer. The mixed meter doesn’t feel like mixed meter. In this case, it flows smoothly but also gives everything a vibrancy that might otherwise have been missing. I’m always impressed with romantic scores that never sound cheesy or overdramatic. Teen romance flicks aren’t exactly in my wheelhouse, but I happily call Everything, Everything a joyful listening experience from start to finish.