Music Monday: ‘Lion’ (Original Score) by Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka

Lion original score cover featuring Dev Patel and Rooney Mara
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Lion starring Dev Patel and Rooney Mara, is a stunning film in more ways than one. And like the film, the Lion original score by Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka is the kind of soundtrack that provides the best type of escapism. 

There’s an enigma attached to each track as the Lion original score beautifully takes listeners through a stunning journey from the perspective of its main character, Saroo Brierley (Patel). The melodies are so calming and so profoundly moving that words fail to describe the sensational serenity they evoke. It’s the kind of soundtrack you could stumble onto without having any context of the film, yet you’ll end up feeling a vast array of emotions all at once. 

The “Lion Theme” alone is the type of first track that pulls you tightly right from the start, enveloping you into a sea of emotions that touches on quiet mornings and hope that’s restored. There’s a love in the original score that’s so transcendent it’s impossible not to feel the weight of the instruments and the story they’re trying to tell.

The theme runs throughout the entire soundtrack, flowing through every track in a stunning way that makes it all feel complete through the tapestry woven for an intricate story that focuses on finding oneself. The numbers each capsulate the kind of flurry of emotions that feel raw and human in a way that focuses on beauty during darkness. Plus, ending with a track like “Mother” feels like a gorgeous way to pay homage to the longing present throughout the story and the hope that’s uncovered in the end. The Lion original score is a timeless, effectively stunning score that does a captivating job of creating something that people can always listen to, no matter the season, mood, or any other factor. 

Listen to the Lion original score below and let us know which tracks are your favorites.

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