Everything that I’ve experienced with La La Land – from seeing the trailers for the first time in a cinema (and finding out Whiplash director Damien Chazelle was one of the brilliant minds behind it), to actually watching and hearing everything the movie has to offer – has been nothing short of magical, nostalgic, and breathtaking.
Hrishikesh Hirway interviews composer Justin Hurwitz on Song Exploder about the climactic track “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)”. (Minor spoiler warning. Try to focus on just the music aspects.)
The relationship between the story of the song’s composition and the plot point the song surrounds – it blows my mind.
I came across this episode before having seen the movie, but having already heard the song from my viewing of the trailers, which I think is the perfect time to listen to the podcast. So if you haven’t seen the movie and don’t understand the hype, you might want to hear this first.