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If I Stay Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Due August 19th

The soundtrack to the film ‘If I Stay’ is sure to be a imperative part of the cinematic experience when fans see the film later this month, and now WaterTower Music has set a release date for the Standard and Deluxe Albums.
 
The exact date for the release is August 19, 2014, the film is the latest from New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures called “If I Stay,” based on Gayle Forman’s New York Times best-selling novel. The film will be released three days later on August 22.
 
Music is an integral part of the If I Stay storyline, be it Mia’s (Chloë Grace Moretz) practicing cello to get into the prestigious Juilliard music school, her father’s (Joshua Leonard) punk rock past, or Adam (Jamie Blackley) performing as singer/ guitarist of buzz band Willamette Stone. The film’s director, R.J. Cutler, stated, “It was immediately clear to me that If I Stay needed to feature a soundtrack assembled from a wide variety of styles and genres and would meld together to form an emotional, symphonic whole. The songs would reflect Adam’s roots in punk music and his contemporary sensibility, as well as the classical canon that Mia would master to apply to Juilliard. As I would often tell the cast and crew, in the world of If I Stay, music is the air that people breathe.”
 
After viewing the film, author Gayle Forman, who also served as an executive producer, commented, “One of the best things about the movie is getting to hear all the great music you don’t get to hear when you read the book. The way they brought the music to life gives the story a whole new dimension.”
 
Through social media outreach, If I Stay fans were given the opportunity to vote on the Willamette Stone song they most wanted to see released early, and they chose “Heart Like Yours.” The track is now available at iTunes, and will be delivered immediately to fans that pre-order the soundtrack.
 
WaterTower Music will be releasing two versions of the soundtrack: a fourteen song CD and digital release, as well as a digital deluxe configuration that contains eighteen tracks. Both albums feature multiple songs as performed in the film by Willamette Stone, while the digital deluxe version features an additional Willamette Stone track, along with several solo cello pieces performed in the film by Mia.
 
Due out August 19, the soundtrack for If I Stay is now available for pre-order, you can checkout the full list of songs at iTunes and Amazon.