As previously reported, Sigur Rós frontman and solo artist Jónsi has scored Cameron Crowe’s literally titled new film We Bought a Zoo, which tells the story of a family that moves to a rural area to help resurrect a flailing zoo.
The soundtrack will be released December 13 through Columbia. The score includes two full new tracks from Jónsi: “Ævin Endar” and “Gathering Stories”, the latter a collaboration with Crowe himself. Also included are several pieces of the score, and reworked versions of songs from Jónsi’s 2010 solo album, along with Sigur Rós’s “Hoppipolla”. Nico Muhly contributed orchestral arrangements.
The film itself will be out in theaters everywhere on December 23. Below, after the tracklist, watch the video for “Boy Lilikoi”, one of the tracks from Jónsi’s solo album that’s getting the rework treatment for the soundtrack.
We Bought a Zoo:
01 Why Not
02 AEvin Endar (full new song)
03 Boy Lilikoi (reworked)
06 Sinking Friendships (reworked)
07 We Bought a Zoo
08 Sigur Rós: “Hoppipolla”
11 Go Do (reworked)
12 Whole Made of Pieces
14 First Day
15 Gathering Stories (full new song)