Unreleased Elliot Smith Songs Coming This Year on ‘Heaven Adores You’ Soundtrack


The upcoming soundtrack for Elliot Smith documentary Heaven Adores You will finally make several of the previously unreleased tracks featured in the movie available to fans later this year.The Kickstarter-funded film, which saw limited release in May after a year on the film festival circuit, included a soundtrack chock-full of new material from the beloved artist. (The music was the best part of the film, according to our review.)

Now, more than a year after the film was first shown, producer Kevin Moyer revealed to Pitchfork that a soundtrack is in the pipeline.

Right now my track list is 20 Elliott songs from the film with only around four or five having been previously released. I spent a lot of time on the song selection and sequence order so that it is hopefully a balance between rough and polished works, early and late career compositions, instrumental and vocals both, and trying to make sure that we showed his evolution as an artist too, but also retaining the story that the film presents as well as making sure that the soundtrack has a good flow and is an enjoyable listen. For example, the first two songs / the first five minutes of soundtrack are instrumental, they are young tracks, so I think they work there chronologically – both with real life and also the order that they are used and heard in movie – but I think it also symbolically represents the world that we live in now too… a world of music where Elliott’s voice is missing, and that is really fucking sad. So hopefully we can keep him and his memory alive through the movie and of course his music too with this soundtrack release. We are still finishing it all up, but I know that the label plans to make an announcement in the upcoming weeks that will reveal the release date and also the full track list too.

So there you have it: There’s a (mostly) new Elliot Smith (sort of) record definitely (possibly) coming in 2015 (maybe).