Musical Monday: The beauty of the Captain Fantastic soundtrack

Happy Monday, folks. I hope you all had pleasant weekends.

After a nearly six-year break I’m returning to one of my regular series: Musical Mondays. Read my previous posts online and get comfy as I treat your ears to some dulcet delights.

When I’m trying to concentrate on what I’m doing the Captain Fantastic (2016) soundtrack scored by Alex Somers is one of my go-to albums. In fact, I’ve listened to the soundtrack in its entirety more times than I have watched the film.

That’s not to say the film isn’t very good: it’s stunning, telling the story of a father (Viggo Mortensen) who is living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest ‘off-grid’ with his six children. Mortensen rarely plays a part wrong, but this is surely one of his finest performances.

The soundtrack, which is influenced by Icelandic band Sigur Rós, a frequent collaborator of Somers, is very melodic and atmospheric. While listening to some tracks you almost feel as if you’re in that forest too, peacefully surrounded by trees.

4 thoughts on “Musical Monday: The beauty of the Captain Fantastic soundtrack

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  1. I am a self confessed film nut working from home, my Film playlist on Spotify is pretty much on 24/7. I’ll check this one out as its one I’m not massively familiar with

    1. So many film soundtracks are great to play in the background while you’re working. I have a lot of John Williams on rotation plus a score by Howard Shore from a certain trilogy that was filmed in New Zealand 😀

  2. Oh, I’ll like this series! Love movie scores & soundtracks. Feel like the music in movies doesn’t get enough attention. A perfect score can make a good movie great. I did see this movie but can’t now remember the music – I’ll have to check it out. 🙂

    1. Thank you!
      I completely agree. Sometimes a soundtrack can overshadow what we’re seeing but when it doesn’t and it instead complements what we’re seeing, that’s when the magic happens!

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