In a very special premiere Thursday, we are pleased to team up with Rodrigo Amarante for the premiere of his new single off the upcoming 7 Days In Entebbe
Titled “Strategy,” the Brazilian composer/singer-songwriter incorporates subtle percussion, ominous synth work and Eastern inspired orchestration, creating a uniquely subtle backdrop to the thriller—his first film score. It’s brief, yet subtle which, as Amarante notes: “If there is relevance in this music I think it is in the subtlety of nearly empty percussive lengths and sadness in unison with eastern inspired string melodies which, in a thriller, makes it a bit different.”
“For this film – which is my first film score – it was quite different not only because this isn’t songwriting but because I joined in as they were already editing so there were images and ideas for at least what kind of thing the music should be doing to particular scenes, some idea of function which I understood is normal to film composing but found to be quite limiting, a disadvantage to me. I’m more used to discovering a path rather than to follow a lead but I figured I’d learn new things by working this way so I got to work, thinking inside that box and it proved to be quite wide once I got in.”
A shocking act of terrorism leads to one of the most daring hostage rescue missions ever attempted in 7 DAYS IN ENTEBBE, a riveting thriller inspired by true events. In the summer of 1976, an Air France jet traveling from Tel Aviv to Paris is hijacked in midair by two Palestinians and two left-wing German radicals. When the plane is diverted to an abandoned terminal at Entebbe Airport in Uganda, the terrified passengers become bargaining chips in a deadly political standoff. As the likelihood of finding a diplomatic solution fades, the Israeli government sets in motion an extraordinary plan to free the hostages before time runs out. Combining vivid historical details with pulse-quickening suspense, 7 DAYS IN ENTEBBE is a powerful depiction of an international crisis that stunned the world.
Amarante’s work is highly lauded which includes solo albums, songs appearing on the soundtrack to the television series Narcos as well as his collaborations with Little Joy and Rio’s Los Hermanos.