The folks at New Line Cinema are really going out of their way to bum us out with their upcoming Cameron Diaz weepfest My Sister’s Keeper. First, all those “It’s nothing, I just have something caught in my eye” trailers bombarded us, and now an equally heart-tugging soundtrack will accompany the Jodi Picoult adaptation — including a previously unreleased song from the late Jeff Buckley entitled “We All Fall in Love Sometimes”, which is already available for listen on the official website.
Buckley, who drowned accidentally in the Mississippi River at age 30 in 1997, had posthumous success with his cover of “Hallelujah,” which reached a sort of cultural saturation over the last decade or so with notable appearances on American Idol and The O.C., among others. So will this track see the same bittersweet achievement?
The song, written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, is most certainly a downer (sample lyric: “It’s so strange this feeling/notions that were childish/simple tunes that tried to hide it.”) Though considering the subject matter at hand, I suppose it’s rather apropos.
Fans of Buckley will be far from disappointed to hear more of his understated elegance here, both vocally and on the guitar. It may not pack the same punch, or gain the same draw that “Hallelujah” did, but it certainly does showcase Buckley’s talent for the mainstream once more.
What do you think of the Buckley track, Music Mixers? Does it make you want to see the movie more? Buy the soundtrack (which also features the likes of Pete Yorn, Regina Spektor and James Blunt)? Or is it all just too much of a bummer for you?
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