English Version of the Belle Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Is Going to Be Released on January 14, 2022

Milan Records has announced the January 14, 2022 release of Belle (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – English Edition), an English language version of the Original Soundtrack to Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Mamoru Hosoda’s latest feature. Featuring both score and vocal tracks written by a team of composers led by Taisei Iwasaki and including Ludvig Forssell and Yuta Bandoh, the album includes English versions of vocal tracks originally performed in Japanese, newly recorded in English by Kylie McNeill, who voices Belle in the English dubbed version of the film. The album follows the success of the original Japanese Edition of the soundtrack, which has garnered over 20 million streams globally since its July 2021 debut. Fans can get an early preview of the album’s English Edition by watching a newly-released video featuring a medley of vocal tracks from the album with lyrics and imagery from the film – watch here.

Belle follows shy, everyday high school student Suzu as she escapes into a virtual world, becoming a globally-beloved popstar named Belle and setting out on an emotional and epic quest to find herself. Ranging from anthemic pop ballads to emotionally-laden instrumentals, the soundtrack includes original vocal songs written and arranged by Taisei Iwasaki, Ludvig Forssell and Yuta Bandoh as performed in the film by both Suzu and her virtual persona Belle, as well as original score music also written by the trio and Grammy-nominated composer Miho Hazama. The film’s main theme and album opener “U” was written and performed by groundbreaking Japanese act Millennium Parade led by Daiki Tsuneta, and two of the vocal tracks and recurring themes throughout the film, “Lend Me Your Voice” and “A Million Miles Away” also feature lyrics co-written by Mamoru Hosoda. The English album was produced by Taisei Iwasaki and supervised by Taka Chiyo alongside the team of composers and in collaboration with GKIDS and NYAV Post.

The album’s arrival coincides with the US debut of the Studio Chizu film, which is set to open theatrically and on IMAX screens in both its original Japanese language and English dubbed version on January 14, 2022 via GKIDS, the producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences.

BELLE (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK – ENGLISH EDITION)

TRACKLISTING:

U – Millennium Parade, Belle*
Whispers – Kylie McNeill*
Slingshot – Miho Hazama, Taisei Iwasaki
Memories of a Sound – Taisei Iwasaki
Blunt Words – ermhoi
Gales of Song – Belle*
Fleeting Days – Ludvig Forssell
Swarms of Song – Belle*
Alle Psallite Cum Luya – Ryoko Moriyama, Sachiyo Nakao, Fuyumi Sakamoto, Yoshimi Iwasaki, Michiko Shimizu,
Kaho Nakamura
Fama Destinata – Belle*
Dragon – Yuta Bandoh
Justin – Yuta Bandoh
Unveil – Yuta Bandoh
Digital Ripples – Ludvig Forssell
Dragon’s Lair – Yuta Bandoh
Lend Me Your Voice (draft) – Kylie McNeill*
Social Warfare – Ludvig Forssell
Assault – Yuta Bandoh
Lend Me Your Voice – Belle*
#UnveilTheBeast – Ludvig Forssell
Authority and Arrogance – Ludvig Forssell
Scorching the Façade – Yuta Bandoh
The Truth Obscured – Ludvig Forssell
Lend Me Your Voice (humming) – Bentley Griffin
Distrust – Ludvig Forssell
A Million Miles Away – Belle*
Pieces of the Puzzle – Ludvig Forssell
Faces in the Rain – Kylie McNeill*
Skies of Song – Ludvig Forssell, Kylie McNeill*
A Million Miles Away (reprise) – Belle*

*Denotes vocal track

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