Emily Barker – Anywhere Away (title song from the Jake Gavin film HECTOR)

Posted on 11. Dec, 2015 by in Featured, Music

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Jake Gavin’s wonderful film Hector is at UK cinemas from 11 Dec 2015: http://hector.film

Live on air in 2011, Dermot O’Leary asked me if music for film and TV was something I wanted to do more of. The Red Clay Halo and I had just performed ‘Pause’ live on Dermot’s BBC Radio 2 show, a song which had recently been used as the theme to BBC noir thriller The Shadow Line. Listening in to the show that afternoon, as I answered an emphatic “Yes!”, was film maker Jake Gavin.

This is the first song from the soundtrack I subsequently composed for Jake’s directorial debut, Hector. Peter Mullan stars in the title role as homeless Hector McAdam, making his annual journey from Glasgow to spend Christmas at a London shelter, his back story unfolding as his journey progresses. Given the bleak backdrop of homelessness in the UK, the film actually tells a rather uplifting story, highlighting the random acts of kindness from strangers that can bring hope at difficult times.

‘Anywhere Away’ was written for Hector, but also connects with that feeling all of us have faced at one time or another: the feeling that we are being overwhelmed by circumstances out of our control, and the only place we want to be is any place but the one we’re in.

Jake Gavin shot this video and edited it together with scenes from the film…

The single is available now from my own shop here:

or iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/any…

and on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3FYr1S…

Proceeds from the single will be donated to Shelter From The Storm.


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One Response to “Emily Barker – Anywhere Away (title song from the Jake Gavin film HECTOR)”

  1. Simon pickering

    19. Dec, 2015


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