Andrew Bird, the multi-instrumentalist and classically trained singer-songwriter, will be releasing his first instrumental score for the upcoming independent film, Norman, on Oct. 11. Bird’s Norman soundtrack is the latest in a trend of bands and solo artists writing film scores, spotlighted most recently by Trent Reznor’s The Social Network and Karen O’s Where the Wild Things Are soundtracks. Bird’s soundtrack will feature both an instrumental score and an assortment of both original and previously released songs.
The soundtrack marks both Bird’s followup to 2009’s Noble Beast and his segue into his new album, which is apparently already being finished up for release in early 2012. According to Bird, the soundtrack will feature some of the new his music, some of which can be heard in the trailer below.