Elena Tonra sings on “Start Again” from the film The Age of Adaline — listen

The track was written and composed by Rob Simonsen and art-pop duo Faux Fix


    On April 24th, Lionsgate will release the Lee Toland Krieger-directed, Blake Lively-starring immortality romance The Age of AdalineTwo days prior on April 22nd, Lakeshore Records will put out the film’s soundtrack from composer Rob Simonsen (FoxcatcherWish I Was Here). Simonsen co-wrote and composed the album’s focus track “Start Again” with Faux Fix, the Los Angeles featuring indie composer Nathan Johnson (Looper, Don Jon) and songwriter Katie Chastain. To put the final piece of the song in place, they enlisted Daughter’s Elena Tonra to provide the vocals.

    It’s a lot of talent on one track, and the result is something stirring and beautiful, well befitting the film’s complicated themes of love and time. Pulsing synths lend an ethereal tone that is tethered gently by slow-drawn strings. Tonra’s voice rings clear and slightly sad as she entreats a lover, “Speak slowly/ Savor every word/ So we won’t forget that time/ Won’t wait for no one.” She reaches new heights on the words of the title as triumphant drums beat upward in an arc of hope.

    “We all agreed that since the story spans the last hundred years, the orchestra was the appropriate instrument and tone for the score,” Simonsen said of the song in a press release. “While there are some ambiences and synthesized elements in there, they’re meant to add atmosphere for the most part, and not sound manufactured, per se.”


    “Start Again” will be available for purchase beginning April 7th. The Age of Adaline, meanwhile, is in theaters on the 24th. The official synopsis reads, “After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman (Lively) has lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman) reignites her passion for life and romance. When a weekend with his parents (Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker) threatens to uncover the truth, Adaline makes a decision that will change her life forever.”

    Watch the trailer below.

    The Age of Adaline – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Tracklist:
    01. Adaline Bowman
    02. At Home
    03. January 1st, 1908
    04. First Resurrection
    05. No Scientific Explanation
    06. Never Speak a Word of Her Fate
    07. Ellis Brings Flowers
    08. Sunken Ship
    09. Another Death in the Life
    10. Tired of Running
    11. Adaline Apologizes
    12. Constellations
    13. William Recognizes Adaline
    14. He Named the Comet Della
    15. A Near Miss
    16. The Scar
    17. Twisted Around the Truth
    18. No More Running
    19. Second Resurrection
    20. Coming Back to Life
    21. Hospital Confessions
    22. To a Future with an End
    23. Start Again – Rob Simonsen and Faux Fix, Feat. Elena Tonra