José González is having a hell of a year. His band Junip released an excellent self-titled LP featuring one of my favorite songs of the year, “Line of Fire” (which you probably know from those Breaking Bad finale promos) and now he has a new track featured in the trailer / soundtrack for Ben Stiller’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. “Step Out” is quite a departure for González with an anthemic chorus, kids choir background vocals and big, epic drums, but it sounds fantastic and fits the film’s images perfectly.
Beginner’s Theme Suite - Beginners (2010)
Composed by Brian Reitzell, Dave Palmer, & Roger Neill
Mike Mills, the director of Beginners, based the choices for the soundtrack after his parents’ taste in music. His parents were a huge inspiration for the film, with a majority of the story revolving around memories from Mills’ childhood. His father preferred classical music, and his mother preferred ragtime piano and jazz pieces.