Soundtrack Saturdays: La La Land

This is my first edition of Soundtrack Saturdays, where I will occasionally review a soundtrack for a movie.This movie reminded me of films with Fred Astaire or even Gene Kelly. Being someone who enjoys classic from the 30s, 40s and even 50s at times.

On New Year’s Day I went to see the movie La La Land, a musical film that is getting rave reviews.  I can understand why, the story is well-written and the songs compliment the film very well. With the new year upon us, I am excite to write  my first edition of Soundtrack Saturdays.

The introductory song is entertaining and sets the tone for the movie. I especially enjoyed the musical performances of Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, together and individually. They sang beautifully in the movie. There’s chemistry between the characters on screen and when they sing. Their voices compliment each other quite nicely. The songs performed by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling: A Lovely Night, City of Stars (the duet version from the soundtrack). The City of Stars performed by Ryan Gosling is beautiful. I love the depth of his voice. His whistling gives it a nice touch to it.

Justin Hurwitz’s musical songs are rhythmic with a melody that is unforgettable. The songs make you want to get up and dance. Also his compositions remind me of the movies from the 1930’s and 40’s. Planetarium

John Legend’s song Start a Fire has an incredible beat. His voice is fantastic as always, and very smooth. Very impressive! His performance as an actor was amazing too.

My favourite songs are : Lovely Night (Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling), City of Stars (the song performed by Ryan Gosling),  Planetarium, Engagement Party, Audition (The Fools Who Dream) and Epilogue.

The Entire Soundtrack

 

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