Seven Pounds Soundtrack – It’s a New Dawn, It’s a New Day
The soundtrack to Seven Pounds is subdued and sentimental but hopeful.
I have not seen the movie yet, but I can only guess by the trailer, that the music perfectly suits the mood. The first half of the movie is mostly score, but the second half introduces a suite of incredible songs. [Update: I watched the DVD over and added notes on which scene each of the songs plays in except for two. Hope that helps.]
Here are the highlights of the soundtrack, and following them, the full list.
I miss Nick Drake’s brilliance. He was a loss – too young. From Nick Drake’s One of These Things First: “I could have been a sailor, could have been a cook. Real life lover could have been a book…One of these things first.”
You cannot help but love Ruth Brown’s classic I Don’t Know: “If I gave him my heart would he refuse it, would he tear it apart or tenderly use it. I don’t know. I don’t know.” Call me blasphemous, but I actually prefer this cover version by Rosie Henshaw.
Then there is Minnie Riperton’s soaring, high pitched, how can she reach that note “Loving you is easy cause you’re beautiful.” You may remember this as the song that Shia LaBeouf tortures the party goers with in Disturbia. Not one of my favorites, but I could not resist.
But my favorite song on the soundtrack is Muse’s version of Feeling Good. They were also recently featured in Twilight. The song Supermassive Black Hole played during the baseball game. Here’s a live performance of Feeling Good from Wembley Stadium. “It’ s a new dawn, it’s a new day.”
Here’s the complete list of songs from Seven Pounds: