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Lakeshore Records announced today the upcoming release of the soundtrack to New Line Cinema's summer comedy, TAG, which features an original score written and produced by composer Germaine Franco (Coco). The album will be released digitally on June 15th - the same date the film premieres in theaters in the US.
"Scoring TAG was a collaborative and exciting experience," says Franco. "When I first saw the film, I couldn't stop laughing. I loved what Jeff Tosmic had done with the film. Working with him was a very synergistic experience. Jeff had specific ideas about the themes for the film. He wanted to build a theme that had elements of a caper theme that could also be transformed into a friendship theme. In addition, we created a mission theme, to show how much the characters were quite serious about the game of TAG. I truly enjoyed working with Erin Scully and Kim Baum from New Line Cinema. Their creative vision guided the direction of the score as well."
For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they've been playing since the first grade—risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry: "You're It!" This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target. But he knows they're coming…and he's ready.
Based on a true story, the New Line Cinema comedy TAG shows how far some guys will go to be the last man standing. TAG is directed by Jeff Tomsic (Comedy Central's "Broad City"), with a starring ensemble cast led by Ed Helms (The "Hangover
" movies, "We're the Millers"), Jake Johnson (TV's "New Girl
"), Annabelle Wallis ("The Mummy"), Rashida Jones (TV's "Parks and Recreation"), Isla Fisher
("Now You See Me"), Leslie
Bibb ("Iron Man 2"), Hannibal Buress ("Neighbors
"), with Jon Hamm ("Baby Driver," TV's "Mad Men") and Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner ("The Hurt Locker, "The Town").
Germaine continues, "Listeners can expect some big action sequences with some bombastic low brass and percussion which denote the seriousness and intensity of the Tag team's dedication and the persistence that the Tag players bring to the game. Also, there are multiple comedic sequences featuring a caper theme. During these scenes, Jeff wanted a cool and sometimes nefarious and sound. Because Jeff liked electronica elements, I combined a live rhythm section, featuring Alex Al, the bassist (Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder), Jeff Chamberlain, drummer (Pearl Jam), Luis Conte, percussionist (James Taylor), and Andrew Synoweic, drummer (Michael Bublé, Shakira), with electronica, live orchestra, and choir."
TAG the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
track list is as follows:
01: NOT IT
02: FRAID NOT BOB
03: THREE DAYS LEFT IN MAY
04: TROJAN JANITOR
05: HE'S LOOSE!
06: WELCOME HOME BOYS
07: NO CONTACT PROTOCOL
08: CHERYL DEAKINS
09: CAR NAP
10: NICE ATTENTION TO DETAIL
11: MR. STUBBLES
12: SEATBELTS ON
14: NOW OR NEVER
15: GOLF CARTS DOWN
16: TYPICAL WOODS STUFF
18: TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS
19: HIGHER POWER LOCKDOWN
20: JERRY'S FITNESS
21: COMPLIMENTARY DONUTS
22: YOU OFFICIALLY SUCK
23: DOVES LOOPHOLE
About Germaine Franco:
Germaine Franco is the first Latina composer invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, music branch. Franco is a versatile composer who creates music and songs that reflect her extensive training as an orchestral musician, an electronic music programmer, a multi-instrumentalist, and a lover of world music. Her upcoming project, Tag, directed by Jeff Tomsic for New Line Cinema and Warner Bros., is a hybrid score of electronica and action music.
Franco collaborated on COCO for Disney*Pixar with the filmmakers Lee Unkrich Adrian Molina, and Darla K. Anderson for four years as an additional composer, co-songwriter of "Un Poco Loco" and "Proud Corazón", song producer, arranger and orchestrator. She won an Annie
Award and an ASCAP Top Box Office Film Award. Germaine's hip-hop and electronica score to DOPE, directed by Rick Famuyiwa (Open Road Films) premiered at Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals. Franco's organic score for Tanya
Saracho on Starz' Vida includes indigenous Mexican chant, electronica, and latin music. Her immersive reality (4D) and theme park attractions include DreamWorks Animation's, Motiongate in Dubai, and the upcoming DreamWorks Animation and Universal Creative's Kung Fu Panda
- The Emperor's Quest at Universal Studios Hollywood, directed by Steve Hickner and Gary Trousdale, produced by Karen
Foster and Friend Wells.
Franco was honored with the 2018 ASCAP Shirley Walker Award. She is a Sundance Music
Sound Design Fellow, a Women In Film Music
Fellow, an Advisory Board Member of Women in Media, and a Board Member of the Alliance for Women Film Composers. Franco worked alongside John Powell and Hans Zimmer
on over 30 feature films including How to Train
Your Dragon (1 & 2), Rio (1 & 2), The Lorax, Happy Feet (1 & 2), Kung Fu Panda
(1,2 & 3), and The Bourne Supremacy.