WaterTower Music to Release Two Albums of Music from the Romantic Comedy Crazy Rich Asians
Soundtrack Album Features New Music by Miguel, Cheryl K Featuring Awkwafina, Jasmine Chen, and More
Score Album Features the Music of Award-Winning Composer Brian Tyler
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WaterTower Music announced the August 10th, 2018 release of two albums of music from director Jon M. Chu’s film “Crazy Rich Asians,” a contemporary romantic comedy based on the acclaimed worldwide bestseller by Kevin Kwan, that arrived in theaters Wednesday, August 15, 2018. One album will be comprised of songs from the film, and the second album will feature composer Brian Tyler’s spirited score.
“Jon and I wanted to really make a splash with this score in a way that touched upon the classic film style of the great romantic comedies of old Hollywood with the charisma and beauty of Asian culture”
The 14-song Crazy Rich Asians: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album features several new recordings made for the film, including Miguel’s song “Vote,” recorded for the end title sequence; and covers of the classics “Money (That’s What I Want)” by Cheryl K feat. Awkwafina, “Yellow” by Katherine Ho (from The Voice 2016), “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Kina Grannis, and more. Also highlighted on the soundtrack is the inclusion of several songs performed in Mandarin Chinese.
“It all comes together in this eclectic tapestry,” explained director Jon M. Chu about the music. “From old to new and remixed, to rap and hip-hop and jazz—and then, on top of that, we have our amazing composer Brian Tyler, who brings in a giant orchestra like an old Hollywood movie.”
The Crazy Rich Asians: Original Motion Picture Score features the music of award-winning composer Brian Tyler, who composed a vibrant and varied score blending elements of old school big band jazz music with classic romantic string scores and traditional music from Asia.
“Jon and I wanted to really make a splash with this score in a way that touched upon the classic film style of the great romantic comedies of old Hollywood with the charisma and beauty of Asian culture,” explained Tyler.
“The idea of combining the spontaneity of jazz with the scope of classic orchestra was a dream. That kind of musicianship on hand combined with such a wide sonic palette enabled me to represent both the sophistication of the crazy rich characters in the film as well as the deep emotional resonance of the central love story,” continued the composer. “The jazz music provided a fun wild throwback tone and the strings brought the main themes to life in a way that articulates both the love and loss in relationships - familial and romantic. This movie makes you laugh and it makes you cry. I adore this film and Jon Chu’s brilliant direction and am so proud of what we made together. I was fortunate to be brought on board to bring this music to life.”
The Crazy Rich Asians Soundtrack and Score albums are now available, and the track listings are as follows:
Crazy Rich Asians: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Track Listing:
1. “Waiting For Your Return” – Jasmine Chen
2. “Money (That’s What I Want)” – Cheryl K
3. "Wo Yao Ni De Ai (I Want Your Love - I Want You To Be My Baby)" – Grace Chang
4. “My New Swag” – VAVA feat. Ty and Nina Wang
5. “Give Me A Kiss” – Jasmine Chen
6. “Ren Sheng Jiu Shi Xi” – Yao Lee
7. “Ni Dong Bu Dong (Do You Understand)” – Lilan Chen
8. “Wo Yao Fei Shang Qing Tian” – Grace Chang
9. “Material Girl (200 Du)” – Sally Yeh
10. “Can’t Help Falling In Love” – Kina Grannis
11. “Wo Yao Ni De Ai (I Want Your Love – I Want You To Be My Baby)” – Jasmine Chen
12. “Yellow” – Katherine Ho
13. “Vote” – Miguel
14. “Money (That’s What I Want)” – Cheryl K feat. Awkwafina
Crazy Rich Asians: Original Motion Picture Score Track Listing:
1. Love Theme from Crazy Rich Asians
2. Text Ting Swing
3. Approaching the Palace
6. Astrid and the Earrings
7. Arrival in Singapore
8. Rainy Nights in London
9. Rachel’s Story
10. Shopping Spree
11. First Class
12. Hide the Jimmy Choos
13. Cousin Eddie and Cousin Alistair
15. We’ll Get Through It Together
16. Astrid and Rachel
17. Without Reservation
18. Family First
19. Lost in the Jungle
20. Lunch on the Goh
21. Parallel Decisions
22. Running Away
23. Because of Me
24. Jubilee Bop
About The Film
Directed by Jon M. Chu, the romantic comedy “Crazy Rich Asians” follows New Yorker Rachel Chu as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore, where she learns that Nick is not only the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families but one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and Nick’s own disapproving mother taking aim. It soon becomes clear that the only thing crazier than love is family, in this funny and romantic story sure to ring true for audiences everywhere.
“Crazy Rich Asians” stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, and Awkwafina, with Ken Jeong and Michelle Yeoh; as well as Sonoya Mizuno, Chris Pang, Jimmy O. Yang, Ronny Chieng, Remy Hii, and Nico Santos. It is produced by Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, and John Penotti, with executive producers Tim Coddington, Kevin Kwan, Robert Friedland, and Sidney Kimmel. The screenplay is by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim, based on the novel Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. Music is by Brian Tyler. A Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, in association with SK Global and Starlight Culture, a Color Force/Ivanhoe Pictures/Electric Somewhere Production, a Jon M. Chu Film, Crazy Rich Asians will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Entertainment Company. It is rated PG-13.
About Brian Tyler
BRIAN TYLER is a composer and conductor of over 70 films and was named Film Composer of the Year at the 2014 Cue Awards. Tyler composed blockbuster hits “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Furious 7,” “Iron Man 3,” and “Thor: The Dark World.” He conducted the London Philharmonic, the Philharmonia of London, and the Hollywood Studio Symphony for those films. He also scored “Eagle Eye” for producer Steven Spielberg, and the recent “Fate of the Furious” which had the biggest global box office opening of all time. He was nominated for a 2014 BAFTA Award and was inducted into the music branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2010. His films have grossed $12 billion worldwide.
Tyler began scoring features shortly after he received his master's degree from Harvard University, as well as a bachelor's degree from UCLA. He is a multi-instrumentalist and plays piano, guitar, drums, bass, cello, world percussion, synth programming, guitarviol, charango, and bouzouki, amongst others as being a synth programmer. He showcased many of those instruments for the retro heist film “Now You See Me” and its sequel about a team of illusionists.
Tyler arranged and conducted the new film logo music for Universal Pictures and composed a theme for the 100 year anniversary of the studio, as well as composing the music for the Marvel Studios logo. He also scored “The Expendables” films, and “Rambo,” directed by Sylvester Stallone; the crime drama “Law Abiding Citizen,” the 2017 hit “Power Rangers” and the science fiction film “Battle Los Angeles.” Tyler’s score for Bill Paxton’s “Frailty” won him a World Soundtrack Award in 2002, as well as The World Soundtrack Award as Best New Film Composer of the Year. He has received three Emmy Award nominations, 26 BMI Music Awards, five ASCAP Music Awards, and recently won 12 Goldspirit Awards, including Composer of the Year.
After composing the score for “The Hunted” for Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin, Tyler composed the score for the turn-of-the-century drama “The Greatest Game Ever Played,” starring Shia LaBeouf. His soundtrack for “Children of Dune” reached #4 on the Amazon.com album charts while “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Furious 7,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Iron Man 3,” and “Fast Five” all hit #1 on the iTunes soundtrack charts.
In 2014, Tyler scored the Michael Bay-produced “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and also wrote the theme song “Shell Shocked” which he wrote and produced under his electronic music alter ego Madsonik. The song featured Wiz Khalifa and Kill the Noise and is a certified gold record by RIAA. He collaborated with Tom Morello on the hit song “Divebomb” for “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage.”
Tyler also created the new theme music for ESPN’s NFL shows in 2014 as well composing the theme for the U.S. Open Championships now airing annually on FOX.
Tyler wrote the score for the feature film “Truth,” which opened in theaters in October 2015 and stars Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes and Robert Redford as Dan Rather. For television, his credits include the series “Scorpion,” “Hawaii Five-0,” and “Sleepy Hollow,” for which he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music in 2014. He also received Emmy nominations for “Last Call” and “Transformers: Prime.” He most recently wrote the music for the new epic scripted dramatic series “Yellowstone” starring Kevin Costner and written and directed by Taylor Sheridan which premiered on Paramount Network on June 20, 2018.
In May 2016, Tyler made his debut headlining concert conducting his film music with the Philharmonia Orchestra at Royal Festival Hall in London.
Tyler recently scored “The Mummy” starring Tom Cruise which opened in June 2017. He also wrote the new Formula 1 theme for global broadcast which debuted this season in late March.