Sony Music Masterworks Releases YELLOW ROSE Soundtrack, Featuring Eva Noblezada, Lea Salonga and Dale Watson

Sony Music Masterworks today releases Yellow Rose (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK), an album of music featured in the upcoming musical drama from director Diane Paragas. Available everywhere now, the album features a mix of newly-recorded original tracks as performed in the film by Eva Noblezada, Dale Watson and Lea Salonga as well as score tracks by composer Christopher H. Knight. The result of a collaborative writing process between the director, country singer Dale Watson and Filipino-American singer and actress Thia Megia, the new original tracks are performed in the film by Watson and lead Eva Noblezada, a breakout star of Broadway’s hit smash Hadestown. Following the story of a young Filipina teen as she fights to pursue her dreams of becoming a country performer, Yellow Rose makes its theatrical debut Friday, October 9 via Sony Pictures’ Stage 6 Films. 

#GoldOpen Q & A with YELLOW ROSE’s Director Diane Paragas and Stars Eva Noblezada, Lea Salonga and Princess Punzalan tonight

“Music is truly the heart and soul of Yellow Rose,” says the film’s director DIANE PARAGAS of the soundtrack. “Even if you’re not a country fan, I know you will love these songs performed by the extraordinary Eva Noblezada, legendary Lea Salonga and Dale Watson. Dale also contributed his amazing songwriting talents to the film along with myself and Thia Megia. In addition, we include the haunting score from our composer Christopher H. Knight. I think the number one question I get asked at every Q&A is if Yellow Rose will get a soundtrack. I’m proud to finally say that Sony Music is making this dream a reality!”

“I was thrilled when Diane asked me to write the score for her feature film directorial debut,” adds composer Christopher H. Knight. “We worked closely on the tone and texture of the music. She brought me in very early in the process, which was essential as it allowed us to build an emotional thread throughout the film that would work alongside the wonderful songs she had written with Dale Watson. It was also important for the score to have its own voice. With that in mind, in addition to using traditional instrumentation, I created ambient atmospheres by processing Filipino folk instruments in unconventional ways to provide a rich sonic fabric that would support Rose’s inspirational journey.”

Rose, an undocumented Filipina girl, dreams of one day leaving her small Texas town to pursue her country music dreams. Her world is shattered when her mom suddenly gets picked up by immigration and Customs Enforcement. Rose, facing this new reality, is forced to flee the scene, leaving behind the only life she knows, and embarking on a journey of self-discovery as she searches for a new home in the honky tonk world of Austin, Texas.

Check out the set list:

1. Square Peg -Eva Noblezada (4:05)
2. Life Out on the Road – Dale Watson (2:00)
3. Dahil Sa Iyo – Lea Salonga (2:01)
4. Circumstance – Eva Noblezada (1:21)
5. Quietly Into the Night – Eva Noblezada (1:59)
6. I Ain’t Going Down – Eva Noblezada (2:13)
7. Yellow Rose – Dale Watson (1:42)
8. Are You Priscilla Garcia – Christopher H. Knight (2:16)
9. Running Through Hayfield – Christopher H. Knight (2:26)
10. We Could Have Used Your Help – Christopher H. Knight (1:19)
11. N35 – Christopher H. Knight (1:04)
12. Leaving Tita Gail’s – Christopher H. Knight (1:37)
13. Rose and Elliott – Christopher H. Knight (1:00)
14. Rose Leaves Broken Spoke – Christopher H. Knight (1:02)
15. They Take Everything Away – Christopher H. Knight (1:16)
16. This is Home For Me – Christopher H. Knight (2:28)
17. Yellow Rose (Instrumental) – Dale Watson (1:43)

The soundtrack is now available to stream/download on Amazon. Click here to stream.

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Diane Paragas’ Multiple Award-Winning Film YELLOW ROSE, Starring Eva Noblezada, Dale Watson, Princess Punzalan and Lea Salonga, to Screen in Boston, Austin, Philadelphia, San Diego, Vancouver, Toronto, Oahu and Kauai

Lea Salonga, Princess Punzalan, Jose Llana and More Celebrate at 42nd Asian American International Film Festival’s Opening Night screening of Diane Paragas’ YELLOW ROSE at Asia Society

Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs.

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