Created by the filmmakers of Framed By Grace Films, A Love That Hurts brings a powerful message about marriage and love to the big screen. It was a pleasure to be able to work with director Walter Marshall on this project and help fulfill his vision for the story he wanted to tell.
Creating a Unique Sound
The soundtrack is filled with lush string arrangements and emotional piano melodies, but there is also an edgier element that Walter wanted to capture musically. Listening to the score will reveal atonal cello solos, hybrid orchestra/electronic hard rock cues, and even one or two more epic-sounding tracks. This makes for a diverse musical signature which collectively accents the various facets of the film.
The Human Element
As always, it is my personal goal to introduce as much musicality and expression into the score as possible. While a huge part of this requires the use of high quality sample libraries, we were able to also introduce a lot of live-recorded instrumental parts. Several tracks include guitar and cello performances by myself.
I also had the treat of being able to collaborate with musician Michael Bowdre, whose vocals can be heard in the “Funeral” cue of the score. Bringing live performances into the project helps take production quality to a new level.
You can listen to a taste of the score for A Love That Hurts below. Click here to purchase the entire soundtrack.