Noted New York composer and musician Arthur Russell died in 1992 after a battle with AIDS, but his eclectic discography left a pretty big imprint. A new film called Keep The Lights On uses an all-Russell soundtrack, drawing from his folk, electronic, and more orchestral works. The soundtrack will be out digitally September 4 courtesy of Audika Records (which handles all of Russell’s posthumous releases), and the film debuts in New York and L.A. September 7.
The film concerns “an emotionally and sexually charged journey of two men in New York City through love, friendship, and addiction,” and it’s directed by Ira Sachs. He states that Russell’s music serves as “another character in the film itself.” Check out the track list and trailer below.
01 Close My Eyes (from Love Is Overtaking Me)
02 Soon-To-Be Innocent Fun / Let’s See (from World of Echo)
03 Come to Life
04 Your Motion Says (from Love Is Overtaking Me)
05 “Instrumentals” Volume 2 (from First Thought Best Thought)
06 Being It (from World of Echo)
07 Goodbye Old Paint (from Love Is Overtaking Me)
08 I Like You! (from Calling Out of Context)
09 Our Last Night Together (from World of Echo)