New York, NY (August 19, 2013)—Endo Music has placed a song, "There Were Times," in the new Steve Jobs biopic, Jobs, which opened August 16, 2013.
Co-written and performed by Endo Music founder/CEO Freddy Monday, along with Rick Horvath and Randall H. Light, "There Were Times" captures the jangly guitars and stacked vocal harmony driven-sound of '70s-era California rock. The song is featured early in the film when Jobs, played by Ashton Kutcher, is working at Atari and is beginning to develop the ideas that would come to define Apple.
"The '70s vibe was always there from the beginning," Monday says, "but when the Endo team got together on it, we took it even further adding the 12-string guitar riffs and three-part chorus harmonies. The mood of the song for me is a yearning for a time passed and a feeling of isolation from choices made, and it works very well in the film."
"Our musical approach to Jobs was one of authenticity in the aesthetic of the life of Steve Jobs and story we were telling," says Mason Cooper, executive in charge of music, Five Star Features, Pasadena, CA. "Freddy has amazing creative sensibilities as an artist. In addition to his great talent and sound, his music captures the authenticity and spirit of the period that we needed for the film. It worked perfectly."
In addition to being heard in the film, "There Were Times" is also on the film soundtrack record, which features classics from Cat Stevens, Bob Dylan, Joe Walsh, REO Speedwagon and Toad The Wet Sprocket.
Monday is also a solo artist with three albums available via iTunes. His latest single, "Me Are You Are Me," will be available on iTunes October 8.
Founded by Monday and COO/composer Phil Cimino, Endo Music boasts a collective of 25 top composers and musicians that specialize in customized music in all genres for film, TV and advertising.