James Edward Baker had once again joined forces with Andrew Haigh, seven years after Weekend, for Lean on Pete‘s score. The movie, based on the beloved novel by Willy Vlautin, is deeply moving story about love, loneliness, family, and friendship, told through the unique prism of one boy’s connection to a very special racehorse. Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray (Travis Fimmel). While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging Quarter Horse named Lean On Pete. The horse’s gruff owner Del Montgomery (Steve Buscemi) and his seasoned jockey Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny) help Charley fill the void of his father’s absence—until he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter, prompting him to take extreme measures to spare his new friend’s life. The soundtrack also includes Robert Plant’s Away with words, a track of his 2017 eleventh solo studio album Carry Fire.
- Here you can listen to Away with words: