Premiere: Andrew Dost “A Million Stars” ft. Jack Antonoff & OMD’s Andy McCluskey, from “The D Train" | Under the Radar - Music Magazine
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Premiere: Andrew Dost “A Million Stars” ft. Jack Antonoff & OMD’s Andy McCluskey

Songwriter Collaborates with fun. Bandmate and OMD Singer for "The D Train" Song

Apr 23, 2015 Bookmark and Share

In IFC Films’ The D Train, Jack Black plays a man obsessed with getting a popular, former classmate (James Marsden) to come home for their high school reunion. It’s only appropriate that the soundtrack for this dark comedy—which co-stars Kathryn Hahn and Jeffrey Tambor—should remind listeners of the scores for John Hughes’ classic high school movies.

The D Train’s soundtrack was composed by fun.’s Andrew Dost. Its lead single, “A Million Stars” features Dost’s fun. bandmate, Jack Antonoff (also of Bleachers) and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark’s Andy McCluskey on vocals. You can listen to our exclusive premiere of “A Million Stars” below:

If you close your eyes, it’s easy to imagine Molly Ringwald slowdancing to this song on prom night. Composer Andrew Dost explains his approach to the film's music:

“The directors, Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul, absolutely had a clear vision. They knew right away that they wanted a synthesizer-driven, John Hughes-esque score.  We tried a few different ideas anyway—a Western, Morricone-style sound, for example—but when we landed back on the synthesizers we knew it was the way to go.”

Lakeshore Records will release “A Million Stars” as a single this coming Tuesday, April 28th. They’ll release the full soundtrack—which features the rest of Dost’s score, plus vintage cuts from Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, INXS, and more—on May 5th. (The full track list can be found here.)

The D Train opens in theaters on May 8th.





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