In James Murphy, Noah Baumbach has found a perfect musical voice to channel middle-aged angst. The brain behind the now defunct LCD Soundsystem scored Ben Stiller's crisis in "Greenberg," and he reunited with Baumbach for "While We're Young." And again, it's an ideal match, with Murphy bringing the same observations of anxiety, insecurity, and coolness featured in songs “Losing My Edge” and "All My Friends" to his score work here, and today we have a great exclusive song from soundtrack.
Titled "We Used To Dance," this isn't one to get on the dance floor with. Instead, it's a beautifully ambient little number, touched with a sense of sadness, that insistently burbles and simmers, but never boils over. It's a nice compliment to the film starring Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, and Amanda Seyfriend, about an older couple who befriend a younger couple in their 20s, and experience something of a youthful renaissance, only to discover there are some moments in your life you can't live over again.
Check out the full soundtrack details right here. The CD and digital download will be available March 24th via Milan Records, with vinyl to follow on May 19th. A24 releases “While We're Young” in cinemas on March 27th.