If you feel like you’re experiencing a bit of déjà vu, you are not mistaken. Yes, it was just last week we shared a new score by Michael Giacchino (for Jurassic World) and a few weeks before that one could hear his work in Tomorrowland. The composer’s busy summer will now cap off with Pixar’s Inside Out, reteaming with director Pete Docter after his Oscar-winning score for Up.
Speaking about the beautiful piano-heavy score, he tells Screen Rant, “It’s when you’re dealing with emotional situations for me, I tend to believe less is more. The simplest thing you can do is just be simple and it’s always the hardest thing to do as well because the tendency is, for an emotional moment, is to pour on more and more and more but I learned over the years that it’s actually the opposite.”
He adds, “It’s much like when you’re talking to a friend who just went through some sort of trauma, you’re not going to yell at them, you’re going to be as quiet and as supportive and just be there with them, and that’s how I like the music to be there in those moments, it’s almost as if a friend is there being with the character. So it may not end up being an incredibly melodic or soaring moment, but it doesn’t need to be either. There’s plenty of room for that elsewhere and for those real emotional things I find less is more.”
Check it out below via Spotify and as a bonus, watch Docter’s student film Next Door as well.
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What do you think of the score?