To tie in with the release of the latest film from Searchlight Pictures, “Suncoast”, Hollywood Records has released the soundtrack to the film on digital platforms including Amazon, Spotify and Apple.

From debut feature film writer/director Laura Chinn, “Suncoast” is a semi-auto-biographical coming-of-age story about a young woman dealing with her brother’s serious illness.

The album features an original score composed by Este Haim & Christopher Stracey, who has previously worked on “Anyone But You”, “Maid, and “Cha Cha Real Smooth”.    The album also features a song by Monica Martin. 

Here’s the tracklist for the album:

1. Doris & Max (1:09)
2. Suncoast (2:16)
3. Like Your Brother (1:23)
4. Life at Suncoast (1:22)
5. H.B. (1:49)
6. Song for Paul (1:09)
7. Home (1:44)
8. She Didn’t Wake Up (0:46)
9. Since I Was Five (0:54)
10. Kristine & Max (0:50)
11. Tonight (0:52)
12. Memories (4:36)
13. Most Important Night of Our Lives (0:47)
14. Green Gloves – Monica Martin (3:33)
15. Don’t Go (3:46)
16. Keep On Keeping On (1:28)
17. Light Years Away (1:23)


Director Laura Chinn remarks on the score – Music is extremely important to me. I knew, with this film, that I wanted all the songs to be period accurate, from the early aughts, and Mary Ramos, our incredible music supervisor, was making amazingly nostalgic 2000’s playlists for us before we even started filming. 
When Mary told me that Este Haim had read the script and was interested in composing the score, I leapt at the chance to meet her. I have been a huge fan of Haim’s for over a decade, and I knew Este and I were similar in age, both of us were coming of age in the early aughts. I listened to the other scores that she and her partner, Chris Stracey, had created for Maid and Cha Cha Real Smooth and fell in love with the emotion and energy behind their sound.
When Este and I first met, we immediately bonded over listening to the same music as teenagers (Devendra Banhart, My Morning Jacket, Erykah Badu) and I just instinctively knew she was the perfect composer for this film. She and Chris sent us tracks very early on, after they watched the first cut, and suddenly the film had its own musical language, they nailed the tone and wonderfully balanced real emotion with a lighthearted touch, never making the score emotionally manipulative or inauthentic. 
We knew that The National’s Green Gloves was the only song that would work for the culmination of Doris’ story. Matt Berninger spoke about the lyrics in an interview: “It’s more about trying to remember someone and sort of be them—someone that you’ve lost your connection with (maybe because of a death)—so you reconnect with them by getting inside their clothes, watching their videos, getting in their bed. You’re actually recreating them somehow in order to know them better.” It’s an eerily perfect song for the movie but we wanted Este and Chris to cover it with a modern female singer, so Doris’ big moment could be underscored with female vocals and Monica Martin’s soothing voice felt like the exact right choice for Doris’ inner monologue. 

“Suncoast” is available to stream now on Hulu and Hulu On Disney+ in the United States and on Disney+ around the world.

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