Well folks, the agonizing wait until Brave still isn't over (only three days left now though), but to ease the pain, the soundtrack for the film just arrived yesterday!
Along with Patrick Doyle's breathtaking score for the film, there are two original songs by Julie Fowlis, along with one by Birdy and the British folk rock band Mumford & Sons. These three songs are:
- "Into the Open Air" (performed by Julie Fowlis, music and lyrics by Alex Mandel)
- "Touch the Sky" (performed by Julie Fowlis, music and lyrics by Alex Mandel and Mark Andrews)
- "Learn Me Right" (performed by Birdy and Mumford & Sons, music and lyrics by Mumford & Sons)
King Fergus also sings a song about his legendary battle with the demon bear Mor'du, and there is also a beautiful song sung by Elinor and Young Merida, making this the first Pixar film in which any of the characters actually sing. The film, however, is not a musical.
You can purchase the soundtrack on iTunes.
Also, be sure to listen to previews of every song and track from the Brave soundtrack on iTunes and on the YouTube video below.
I can honestly, sincerely tell you that the music from Brave is some of the most beautiful music I've heard in a long time. I'd say the soundtrack for this film is worth a listen.
Brave is out this Friday, so get ready!