EMOTICON ;) Soundtrack EP Available on iTunes

EMOTICON ;) Soundtrack EP Available on iTunes

The original motion picture soundtrack EP for the film EMOTICON ;) is now available on iTunes. Written, directed by, and starring Livia de Paolis, EMOTICON ;) is the story of Elena Gallenti (De Paolis), an anthropology graduate student struggling to complete her thesis on 'modern means of communication.' All that changes when she meets her new boyfriend's (Michael Cristofer) teenage kids (Miles Chandler and Diane Guerrero), who are going through their own journeys of self-discovery. Through these relationships and the help of her PHD advisor (Carol Kane), Elena comes to a better understanding of how to navigate love and intimacy in the digital age. Ultimately they develop a bond that strikes a balance between the old world and the new.

Having written and performed most of the songs on the EP, de Paolis proves she's the rare "quadruple threat." About crafting the EP, she says, "The first song I ever wrote was 'Only Love (The Shortest Distance).' I wrote it for the closing titles of the movie. I truly enjoyed the process and started a collaboration with Lee Curreri, which resulted in this small collection of songs."

She continues, "In my first attempt at singing/songwriting I have been mostly looking up at artists like Imogen Heap, Bjork, Lana Del Ray, Sia, Florence and the Machine but also Emily Haines and The Soft Skeleton and of course Belle and Sebastian. This album is very much born out of the same sense of longing and sensitivity of EMOTICON ;) as we combined understated vocals with organic and 'retro' elements (such as the autoharp, my favorite) -- and with electro elements -- to create an experience that is emotional in the context of these modern times."

Below, find the song listing:

Only Love (The Shortest Distance)

by Emir Merzeci, Susan Rumor, Livia De Paolis

Publisher: Digital Ocean Productions

Producer: Emir Merzeci

Keyboards: Emir Merzeci

Vocals: Livia De Paolis

Older Brother

by Pepper Rabbit

Producer: Lee Curreri

Autoharp, Guitar: Kit Alderson

Bass, Drums, Melodica, Piano: Lee Curreri

Vocals: Livia De Paolis, Nichelle Monroe, Lee Curreri

Recorded and mixed at Urban Beach Studios in Marina del Rey, CA

A Message to You, Rudy

by Dandy Livingstone

Producer: Lee Curreri

Guitar, Ukelele, Bass: Ken Rosser

Vocals: Livia De Paolis, Paul D'Adamo, Blanca Gomez,

Drums, Trombone, Trumpet: Lee Curreri

Recorded and mixed at Urban Beach Studios in Marina del Rey, CA

I Catch on Pretty Fast

by Written by Robert Reale, Willie Reale

publisher Fratelli Reale Music (ASCAP)

Producer: Lee Curreri

Guitar: Robert Reale

Drums, Bass: Lee Curreri

Vocals: Livia De Paolis, Paul D'Adamo

Recorded and mixed at Urban Beach Studios in Marina del Rey, CA

Goodbye Forever

by Livia De Paolis, Lee Curreri (ASCAP)

Publisher: Wet Caution Music (ASCAP)

Producer: Lee Curreri

Keyboards: Lee Curreri

Vocals: Livia De Paolis, Nichelle Monroe

Recorded and mixed at Urban Beach Studios in Marina del Rey, CA

To find the album on iTunes, simply search for "EMOTICON ;)."