A.C. Newman Prepping Score for Daniel Radcliffe Film and New Pornographers LP
Published Jun 04, 2013Last fall, A.C. Newman served up his latest solo LP Shut Down the Streets, but up next from the BC-bred popsmith is a score for former Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe's next film, The F Word.
As Pitchfork reports, the flick stars Radcliffe as a young guy who's fallen for a girl that already has a boyfriend — hence he's in the friendzone.
The film was directed by Canadian filmmaker Michael Dowse (Fubar, Goon), who has worked with Newman in the past on videos for the New Pornographers' "Letter from an Occupant" and "The Slow Descent into Alcoholism."
While details have are still pending on Newman's contributions, he confirmed that he was indeed working on the film over Twitter, writing, "The sessions for the soundtrack to this new Daniel Radcliffe film are going well I think."
In addition, Newman added that the New Pornographers are also in the middle of recording sessions, though details are just as slim. However, he did shed some light on the new album in an Exclaim! interview last year, stating it will likely contain less of the ornate instrumentation that has appeared on his recent solo material.
"You talk about that more acoustic baroque stuff," he said at the time. "I feel like I've gotten so much of it out of my system on this record, because I consciously said, 'I'm going to make that kind of a record.' Whereas I've never really said that before.... I'm going to try and see if I can make a record with no ballads. That's my goal. No ballads. It worked for the Black Keys, so I think I'm going to try that."
The band's last LP was 2010's Together.