Watched it with the family a week or 2 ago (boy, time is fuzzy lately). We really enjoyed it. Some fantastic messages. Great to see the main character be a music performer and educator, as that is certainly a realistic situation.
Great music, as you would expect in a movie who’s main character is a jazz pianist. Jon Batiste scored/arranged the jazz score, Trent Reznor scored the astral plane, and Tia Fuller provided exceptional saxophone playing for the character of Dorothea Williams.
I loved the opening Disney theme played like a middle school band, going right into the first scene. I wonder if score like that is partially played by an actual middle school band. It’s actually harder than you think to sound like an authentic young band.
Here’s a great, short featurette on the music of Soul.
Have you seen Soul?
What did you think?