PAUL WELLER TO RELEASE FIRST-EVER SOUNDTRACK / FILM SCORE ALBUM
JAWBONE: MUSIC FROM THE FILM AVAILABLE MARCH 10TH, 2017
January 27th, 2017 - (Burbank, CA) - For the first time in his long career, Paul Weller has recorded his first-ever full film score / soundtrack project, entitled JAWBONE: Music From The Film, which will be released on Warner Bros. Records in the U.S. on March 10th. JAWBONE, the film, will be released in theatres on March 17th in the U.K. This is the first new music from Weller since his universally praised 2015 album Saturns Pattern. JAWBONE: Music From the Film will be available for pre-order beginning today via Amazon, iTunes, Apple Music and Spotify.
The film's star, writer, and co-producer is the BAFTA-nominated actor Johnny Harris - a long-time fan of Weller's. He approached the singer a few years ago through a mutual friend on the off-chance he would be interested. However, all that existed at that point was the script - no cast and no budget - but Weller was keen and a great partnership, and friendship, were forged.
"Paul would constantly send through any new ideas, demos, or recordings, and what was unique and beautiful about this approach was that his new compositions were now inspiring and influencing the story as I was re-writing it," Harris says. "I'd also send Paul new drafts of the script, or any new ideas as they were forming along the way, and a beautifully collaborative process evolved."
JAWBONE, directed by Thomas Napper, is the semi-autobiographical story of a former youth boxing champion. Jimmy McCabe (Johnny Harris) is a man in search of hope but looking in all the wrong places. When he hits rock bottom, he turns to his childhood boxing club and the only family he has left: gym owner Bill (Ray Winstone), cornerman Eddie (Michael Smiley), and promoter Joe (Ian McShane). Back in training, years after anyone thought he was a contender, Jimmy will risk his life to stand tall and to regain his place in the world.