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Listen to Ethan Hawke Sing Conor Oberst’s New Song “LAX,” Plus Hear Oberst’s Original Demo

Juliet, Naked Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Due Out This Friday via Milan

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The new film Juliet, Naked stars Ethan Hawke as Tucker Crowe, an obscure singer/songwriter who falls in love with Annie Platt (Rose Byrne), whose longtime boyfriend Duncan Thomson (Chris O’Dowd) is Crowe’s biggest fan. The film is based on the Nick Hornby novel of the same name and Crowe’s fictional songs were written by songwriters such as Conor Oberst, Ryan Adams, M. Ward, and Robyn Hitchcock. Oberst’s contribution is entitled “LAX” and now Hawke’s version of the song from the movie has been shared, as has Oberst’s original demo. Listen to both below via Billboard (who premiered them). The soundtrack is due out this Friday (August 17) via Milan, the same day as the movie.

Soundtrack producer Nathan Larson had this to say about the songs to Billboard: “Conor had demoed this as a ballad on piano, and we recorded something in this slower contemplative style for the film. But in the final recording session, it was Ethan who had a burst of inspiration and pushed the band to track ‘LAX’ as a rave-up punky thing, which is the version actually heard in the movie. The greatest challenge on a project where music looms so large is to create songs that feel real, and elicit performances that enhance this authenticity. To the extent that we succeeded in this effort, I credit Ethan’s complete commitment to the music, his insistence on pushing himself as a vocalist….and equally the excellent material like Conor’s ‘LAX.’”

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