Song Premiere: Ben Sollee - "Letting Go"
Ben Sollee is taking his talents to the big screen. The songwriter and cellist has composed the song “Letting Go” for the upcoming movie Killing Season, which stars Robert DeNiro and John Travolta.
Sollee was working with several musicians on the score for the film when director Mark Steven Johnson approached him about composing a song for the end credits.
The film follows two veterans of the Bosnian War, and Sollee aimed to capture their strife in his piece. Sollee said that while he is not a veteran, he “empathized with their struggle. Both carry heavy regrets that burden them enough to keep them from living in the here and now.”
Check out “Letting Go” in the player below along with Sollee’s 2013 tour dates.
Ben Sollee 2013 Tour Dates:
17 – New York, N.Y. @ Madison Square Park
19 – Hastings-On-Hudson, N.Y. @ Purple Crayon
20 – Bearsville, N.Y. @ Bearsville Theater
25 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Indianapolis Symphony
26-28 – Floyd, Va. @ FloydFest
3 – Canmore @ Canmore Folk Festival
9 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Altar Bar
10 – Bedford, Pa. @ Wills Mountain Festival
28 – Oakland, Calif. @ Yoshi’s
29 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ House of Blues (w/ Shuggie Otis)
30 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Harlow’s
5 – Boulder, Colo. @ Pearl Street Music & Arts Festival
6 – Denver, Colo. @ Daniels Hall @ Swallow Hill
11 – Austin, Texas @ Stubbs Jr
12 – Wimberly, Texas @ Blue Rock Artist Ranch
14 – New Orleans, La. @ Music at the Mint
16 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Bottletree
17 – Athens, Ga. @ Melting Point
20 – Columbus, Ohio @ Kobo
22 – St. Louis, Mo. @ The Gramophone
25 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Exit / In
1 – Washington, D.C. @ Rock & Roll Hotel
2 – New York, N.Y. @ City Winery
3 – Boston, Mass. @ ICA Boston
4 – Portsmouth, N.H. @ The Music Hall