TOM ODELL RELEASES 'SUMMER DAY' FROM MOOMINVALLEY SOUNDTRACK

MOOMINVALLEY SOUNDTRACK Released: 19TH APRIL 2019

3rd track revealed today as ’Summer Day’ performed by Tom Odell

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Album features music from...
MØ, Alma, First Aid Kit, Emiliana Torrini, Declan McKenna, Mellah, SOAK, Colonel Suns, Tom Odell, Josef Salvat, Delilah Montagu, Ellinoora, Dodie and Roosberg

(Columbia Records, London – April 5, 2019) – Columbia Records announces more details of the MOOMINVALLEY soundtrack, in partnership with Gutsy Animations, to be released this April 19th.

After the MØ and Alma songs, the 3rd track has now been revealed as ‘Summer Day’ performed by Tom Odell. Tom proudly says “If someone had told me when I was eight years old that in twenty years I would get the opportunity to write and record a song for the Moomins, I can imagine it would have felt like having all my birthdays and Christmas’ at once. A career peak I can only equate to Everest. I was a huge fan. And still am. And I thoroughly enjoyed every second of making this song.”

The MoominsValley soundtrack will include original recordings from a stellar line-up of artists including the aforementioned Tom Odell, plus MØ, Alma, First Aid Kit, Emiliana Torrini, Declan McKenna, Mellah, SOAK, Colonel Suns, Josef Salvat, Delilah Montagu, Ellinoora, Dodie and Roosberg.

Formats: 16 track album released on streaming platforms and CD; plus a limited edition 4 x picture disc vinyl LP that will feature 14 songs.

Gutsy Animations, the Finnish production company behind the cutting-edge family TV drama MOOMINVALLEY, have partnered with Columbia Records on this release. The first series of the animation – which is based on the beloved Moomin stories by Finnish-Swedish author and artist Tove Jansson will consist of 13 x 22-minute-long episodes. As a result of the collaboration with Sony Music, each of the episodes will include a featured track by one of the record label’s artists.

Rosamund Pike, Matt Berry, Taron Egerton, Warwick Davis, Bel Powley, Jennifer Saunders, Kate Winslet, Matt Lucas are among the cast members to voice the inhabitants of MOOMINVALLEY in the upcoming animation on Sky.

Season One of MOOMINVALLEY premieres in the UK on Sky One and Sky Kids at Easter 2019 and in Japan on NHK on Thursday 4th April.

MOOMINVALLEY Soundtrack Tracklisting:
‘THEME SONG (I’M FAR AWAY)’ PERFORMED BY MØ
'STARLIGHT' PERFORMED BY ALMA
'SUMMER DAY' PERFORMED BY TOM ODELL
'BACK TO THE CAVE' PERFORMED BY COLONEL SUNS
'LOVE ME WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART' PERFORMED BY DELILAH MONTAGU
'HOME AGAIN' PERFORMED BY FIRST AID KIT
'THERE IS SOMETHING IN THE FOREST’ PERFORMED BY EMILIANA TORRINI AND THE COLORIST ORCHESTRA
'HOME' PERFORMED BY JOSEF SALVAT
‘ALL SMALL BEASTS SHOULD HAVE BOWS IN THEIR TAILS’ PERFORMED BY ELLINOORA
'FREE SPIRIT' PERFORMED BY JOSEF SALVAT
‘COUNTRY AIR’ PERFORMED BY SOAK
'BY YOUR SIDE’ PERFORMED BY MELLAH
'IN BLUE’ PERFORMED BY DECLAN MCKENNA
'NORTHERN LIGHTS PERFORMED BY MØ
‘READY NOW’ PERFORMED BY DODIE
'THE AUTHOR’ PERFORMED BY ROOSBERG

About The Moomins
The Moomins are one of Finland’s biggest exports and have a global fan base. They have enjoyed popularity in the UK since the 1950s, when the original Moomin comic strips were published in the Evening News newspaper. MOOMINVALLEY has the approval of Moomin Characters, the business set up by Moomin creator Tove Jansson and her brother Lars in the 1950s, and Bulls Licensing, their global licensing agent. MOOMIN is a registered trademark

About Gutsy Animations
Gutsy is a team of creators and producers who believe that the world is in need of funny, clever, gutsy and – above all – meaningful content. All of its productions are aimed at international audiences and based on a concept of genuine social impact.

Moomin in the UK
The Moomins are currently experiencing a resurgence in popularity in the UK. Over the past two years, a series of major Moomin-themed events and exhibitions have taken place, including Southbank Centre’s immersive Adventures in Moominland and Kew Gardens’ Easter Festival. Dulwich Picture Gallery presented the first major UK exhibition of work by Tove Jansson – including not only Moomin drawings but also Jansson’s surrealist-inspired paintings of the 1930s and abstract works of the ‘60s, her satirical anti-war cartoons and book jacket designs – and the Moomins featured prominently at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.

About Sky
With 23 million customers across seven countries, Sky is Europe’s leading media and entertainment company and is proud to be part of the Comcast group.

We have 31,000 colleagues and together we want to connect our customers to more of what they love, including our award-winning original productions, like Patrick Melrose and Save Me, and great shows from our partners including HBO, Showtime and Warner Bros. And our ever improving technology makes it even easier for customers to watch more of the shows they love with personalised recommendations and voice control and, our online streaming service, NOW TV, brings all the enjoyment of Sky with the flexibility of a contract free service.

We treat our customers better than anyone else in our field, as Ofcom’s complaints data shows, and we look after our staff too. Sky is one of The Times Top 50 employers for women and we’re in Stonewall’s list of Top 50 LGBT-Inclusive employers.

We also use our position as the leading entertainment business in Europe to do the right thing. As part of Sky Ocean Rescue campaign we’re committing to be completely single-use plastic free by 2020, we’re investing £25 million over five years in ocean-saving tech and we’re supporting the WWF to protect our oceans with designated Marine Protected Areas.

Source Sony Music UK

April 5, 2019 6:00pm ET by Sony Music UK  

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