2016 Golden Globe nominee for Best Original Song
2016 Academy Award nominee for Music (Original Song).
simple song #3
for soprano and piano
In Paolo Sorrentino's film "Youth," simple song #3
portrays the best-loved piece written by the composer Fred Ballinger. Buckingham Palace repeatedly requests that he conduct it for the queen. Spotify
I wrote [simple song #3
] specifically for [Youth]. But the really exciting thing about it was that, because this movie is about a composer, [director] Paolo Sorrentino had the idea that the music should play a huge role — so he came to me before the script was really even finished. We would have these conversations about what music could mean in a movie, how music could be stretched out through the length of the entire movie to show the development of a person and his relationship to his own work, and his past, and his love.
— David Lang in an interview with Robert Siegel from NPR
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