Thomas Newman- Arose
American Beauty- 1999
I actually first heard this on the Samsung Wave advert just over a year ago and was fascinated by it. It was one of those songs that, upon hearing it, I just had to go and find. When I discovered it was from the soundtrack to American Beauty I went and bought the film- and now it’s one of my favourites.
I don’t really know of that many film score composers but I know that I like quite a lot of Thomas Newman’s music, it’s quite distinct usually and he manages to capture a billion emotions in one song. I always listen to this song when I’m on the bus or walking home in the grey sky and rain. There’s something about it that almost feels magical. To give you an indication of how good it is before you listen-