What We Left Behind Original Soundtrack
Ryan caught the production’s attention with his debut album, 2019’s ‘The Things My Mirror Taught Me’. To date, the album has over 200,000 streams on Spotify and has garnered critical acclaim across the world.
Since its inception, music was a vital inspiration for ‘What We Left Behind’. Elliott Smith, Bright Eyes and The Smiths were the sonic backdrop for the project.
When it came to post-production, the film’s early drafts were filled with the music of Jon Brion (Lady Bird, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), The Newtown Brothers (The Haunting of Bly Manor) and Daniel Hart’s masterful work on A Ghost Story. This became a massive inspiration for Ryan when he began writing the original score for the film.
The score was recorded and mastered at Redbox Recording Studios in Belfast by industry legend Cormac O’Kane and his colleague Richard Brown.
The score was performed by an incredible sextet of young musicians. Ellen Hartin and Tara Mulvey on Violin, Charlotte Harding and Maebh Martin on Viola, Michael Burrowes on Piano and April Rose on Cello.
The soundtrack is available now on all major music platforms.