It’s no secret that Cameron Crowe knows how to make the essential soundtrack. His background as a rock ‘n’ roll journalist has worked wonders within his filmography, introducing cinephiles to acts both new and old. Whether it’s the more obvious fare like Peter Gabriel in Say Anything or the subtle additions a la Freur in Vanilla Sky, he always finds that perfect marriage between sight and sound. Next month, he’ll return with the star-studded romantic comedy Aloha, and it appears that he hasn’t lost his step.
Taking the trip to Hawaii with Crowe & co. is an eclectic arrangement of veterans and youngins, respectively Fleetwood Mac, Daryl Hall & John Oates, and David Crosby alongside Kurt Vile, Beck, The Tallest Man on Earth, and the collaboration between Jónsi and Alex Somers. In between, there’s a nice blend of local flavor, thanks to works by Bobby Ingano, Alfred K. Alohikea, Genoa Keawe, Ledward Kaapana, The Royal Hawaiian Serenaders, and Cyril Pahinui.
The soundtrack will include liner notes from Crowe and will be released on CD and digitally on May 26th via Legacy Recordings, Madison Gate Records and Vinyl Films Records. A vinyl edition will follow later this summer. Consult the full tracklist and re-watch the trailer below.
Set to hit theaters on May 26th, Aloha is Crowe’s first film since 2011’s We Bought A Zoo. Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, Danny McBride, John Krasinski, and Alec Baldwin all star.
Aloha OST Tracklist:
01. Alfred K. Alohikea – “Hanohano Hanalei”
02. Bobby Ingano – “Tropical Swing”
03. Genoa Keawe – “Alika”
04. The Royal Hawaiian Serenaders – “I’ll Weave A Lei of Stars For You”
05. Ledward Kaapana – “Slack Key Lullaby (Live at Maki’s Studio)”
06. Cyril Pahinui – “Ipo Lei Manu”
07. David Crosby – “Kids and Dogs”
08. Fleetwood Mac – “I Know I’m Not Wrong”
09. Daryl Hall & John Oates – “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)”
10. Kurt Vile – “Take My Advice”
11. The Tallest Man on Earth – “A Field of Birds (Live at KEXP)”
12. Jónsi & Alex – “Midnight Mix”
13. Vancouver Sleep Clinic – “Vapour”
14. Evening Hymns – “You and Jake”
15. Josh Ritter – “Come and Find Me”
16. Radical Face – “Always Gold”
17. The Blue Nile – “Let’s Go Out Tonight”
18. Beck – “Heart Is a Drum”
19. Jónsi & Alex – “Shooting Stars”