Song Premiere: Actor Tony Hale Sings Theme to New Film

Wendy Geller
Senior Editor, Yahoo Entertainment

Two-time Emmy-award winner Tony Hale is well known for his acting chops on HBO’s Veep, as well as his other credits including Arrested Development, happythankyoumoreplease, The Informant! and Stranger Than Fiction. However, there’s one thing he’s not done to date, and that’s sing the theme song to a movie he appears in.

That all changes with the debut of the film Brave New Jersey, out August 4. Yahoo Music is excited to debut the original theme song to the production, which is performed by — you guessed it — Hale himself!

Brave New Jersey

“We had the crazy idea to ask Tony Hale to sing the end-credits song, which his character Clark composes and performs in the movie,” explains the film’s director/co-writer Jody Lambert. “To our great surprise, Tony said yes. We wanted the film to be all score — no needle drops — and we wanted a very specific sound, not ‘period’ like a Woody Allen ‘30s jazz score, but something more modern than you’d expect. So we put together an unusual trio to compose the score: Kelly Winrich and Matthew Logan Vasquez of the indie band Delta Spirit, and Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and Grammy nominee (and my father) Dennis Lambert. They worked remotely, sharing pieces of music, sometimes snippets, then we all got together to record the score in Los Angeles.

“It was thrilling to finally match the music to picture and feel the ‘Sci-fi Folk’ tone of the movie come to life.”

Brave New Jersey will be in theaters and available on demand (along with the rest of its soundtrack) August 4. Check here for more details.

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