Playing It Cool | Score by Jacob Thomas Monaco
We present to you the score for the new romantic comedy, “Playing It Cool”. Composed by Jacob Thomas Monaco, the film stars Chris Evans (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Snowpiercer) and Michelle Monaghan (True Detective, Source Code).
About the composer:
Monaco grew up in New Jersey and New Hampshire, and revealed his heart’s bearing toward music at age 2 when his parents took him to the circus and he walked right past the clowns and animals to the band pit. He played guitar in high school, studied composition and music technology at the University of Richmond in Virginia, and started the band NE3 – before enrolling at the film scoring program at USC. There he began his fruitful and ongoing collaboration with Beck, and co-founded the composer collective Q6 Studios.
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“The score is centered around a small rhythm section for a smaller, intimate feel, but there are always a few elements that have been manipulated to make it feel a little more contemporary,” Monaco said. “The vignettes throughout the film each have their own idea, from the Korean Soap opera to the story about the Serf finding love. Writing music that was not only appropriate for the time and place where the story was set, but also keeping it somewhat connected to the rest of the score was a new challenge that we had a lot of fun going back and forth on.”
Source: Lakeshore Records Press Release via Film Music News Daily