Today Is the Day frontman Steve Austin has completed his first solo solo recording in the form of an original score for the forthcoming Tate Steinseck-directed (“Face Off”) film, “Addiction: A 60’s Love Story”. The film will star Evanna Lynch (“Harry Potter”), Ian Harding (“Pretty Little Liars”), Carol Kane (“Dog Day Afternoon”), Ray Santiago (“Ash Vs. Evil Dead”) and Michael Badalucco (“O Brother Where Art Thou?”). The synopsis for the film is as follows:
Max Bornstein had the wit, looks and charm that would carry him beyond the typical man’s troubles. He was untouchable… Yet the typical man’s troubles were the least of Max’s worries: He was a full-time dope fiend and a part-time father working within the underground, highly illegal pornography industry.
Austin’s original score was crafted at his own Austin Enterprise Studio and will feature dark and psychedelic soundscapes to compliment the film’s delivery. Some of Austin’s prior recordings were reworked for the soundtrack as well. The song “Outlaw” from Today Is the Day‘s most recent record, Animal Mother, a reworking of the title track to Temple Of The Morning Star and “Broken Knee” from the most recent Lae album, Break the Clasp. Austin issued the following comments regarding the soundtrack:
“Two years ago, my good friend Tate Steinseck asked me if I wanted to do the original score for this film; after reading the script, I immediately said yes! The film is set in the 1960s. Rather than go for a retro vibe, I set out to make a score for this film that could enhance the seedy, criminal vibe going on. Dirty, smoky jazz, psychedelic keyboards, and in general a vibe that makes you feel the duality of what the main character Max Bornstein, is going through. When I got the final cut of the film, I locked myself away in my studio and watched the film over and over again. The main character in the film struggles with normal family life and the dark side of drug addiction and selling illegal pornography. I was deeply affected by this film. For days, I felt like I had fallen into the dark and insane world that Max was living in back in the 1960s and 1970s. It’s a true story, that really hits hard.”
“Addction: A 60’s Love Story” will premiere in Hollywood on November 3. A trailer for the film can be found after the break.
Be sure to check out Today Is the Day on tour with Abigail Williams this fall. The tour dates can be found after the break as well.