UPDATE - The new release date for ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ is now Friday November 8th
Nonesuch Records are set to release the soundtrack to Inside Llewyn Davis on Friday September 13th. Written and directed by Academy Award winners Joel and Ethan Coen, the film stars Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, and Justin Timberlake.
The film follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles—some of them of his own making. Living at the mercy of both friends and strangers, scaring up what work he can find, Davis’s misadventures take him from the basket houses of the Village to an empty Chicago club—on an odyssey to audition for music mogul Bud Grossman—and back again. Brimming with music performed by Isaac and Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan, as well as Marcus Mumford and Punch Brothers, Inside Llewyn Davis—in the tradition of O Brother, Where Art Thou?—is infused with the transportive sound of another time and place.
T Bone Burnett, Joel Coen, and Ethan Coen produced the soundtrack, with Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) as associate producer. The album includes 12 new recordings made especially for the film a never-before-released version of Bob Dylan performing his song ‘Farewell’, which was recorded during the sessions for his album The Times They Are A-Changin' and is available exclusively on this soundtrack.
Inside Llewyn Davis is the Coen brothers’ fourth collaboration with the Grammy and Academy Award–winning Burnett; his soundtrack to their film O Brother, Where Art Thou? won five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Producer of the Year.