Chasing Coral Album Release

Chasing Coral Official Soundtrack released today for Zero Emissions Day – Sept. 21, 2017

The original motion picture soundtrack has been released exclusively for one week on iTunes and Apple Music on Zero Emissions Day and available on all other music platforms beginning Sept. 28th. The album features the original score by Dan Romer (The Little Hours, Beasts of the Southern Wild) and Saul Simon MacWilliams (Gleason, Becoming Warren Buffet), as well as an original song written by Dan Romer and Teddy Geiger called “Tell Me How Long”, with vocals by Kristen Bell (Frozen).  Chasing Coral – a Netflix Original Documentary – launched this summer to critical acclaim, winning the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award.

Dan and Saul aren’t just the musical voice of this film – they also believe and advocate for its message deeply. They will be donating all soundtrack proceeds to Chasing Coral’s impact campaign via its Collaborative Conservation Partner and fiscal sponsor, the WILD Foundation (a 501(c)3).

Exclusively on Apple & iTunes for one week:


Download song credits and album artwork

More about the album

Before scoring the film, Chasing Coral’s composing duo Dan Romer and Saul Simon MacWilliams determined that audience members should feel sonically connected to the oceanic atmosphere. In an effort to replicate the sound of an underwater world, many of the instruments were recorded through an underwater microphone in Saul’s hot tub. Dan and Saul initially developed a unique sound library and then orchestrated and recorded the score with this palette of sounds. First, Saul and Dan recorded cellos, guitars, wine glasses, and various instruments in the studio. Then they played back the recordings through an underwater speaker and re-recorded these sounds with the hydrophone. Other instruments, such as Saul’s voice, the guitar, and the percussive elements were recorded live in their studio.

These different elements and the co-composers’ approach contribute to a hauntingly beautiful and cohesive score. “Tell Me How Long”, the end credit song, was written by Dan Romer and Teddy Geiger. Prior to writing the song, Dan had a conversation with Chasing Coral’s director, Jeff Orlowski, who expressed the concept of the coral “screaming in color”. These words made their way into the song and help drive the message that coral depletion is a detrimental loss to the ocean’s ecosystem.