You can hear my song "Brand New Start" in the film STILL ALICE featuring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin and Kristen... http://t.co/x3VYaPflwaNaturally, being Still Alice obsessed at the moment, I tweeted Haroula to see if she knew where Brand New Start played in the context of the film; here's her response.
— Haroula Rose (@haroularose) November 25, 2014
@simcarter @carmen28adams I have to see the film! I think it's in a scene at a yogurt place or something?? ❤️💜👍
— Haroula Rose (@haroularose) November 26, 2014
Cool Haroula — speaking of cool, what a cool name!— Julianne Moore's character goes into a yogurt place —the Pinkberry's near Columbia University where her character is a linguistics professor — a couple of times during the course of the movie; blame my brain for not recalling which scene exactly but maybe that's better so I don't spoil it for you? I have a feeling it's the second time around though, and if any of my fellow Still Alice fans know, don't hesitate to give a holler.
The Pinkberry near the Columbia University School of the Arts. Photo courtesy of Mihika Barua.
The song is lovely, and haunting. I'm new to Haroula Rose's music but the song A Brand New Start isn't new. It came out in 2011 on her second album These Open Roads.
Have a listen and read the lyrics below. While I'm not sure which section of the song is used in the movie, for me the key lines are :
You gotta walk so far
Lose who you are
To get that brand new start
BRAND NEW START
In the evening when the storefronts closeI watch as everybody walks awayBut I want to stayI stare down the empty streets aglowWonder at the windows and homesAloneIn the morning kids are off to schoolYellow buses, all the rules remain the sameStay in line, be kindWait your turn but try to winBe good, like you shouldYou gotta walk so farLose who you areFall apartTo get that brand new startWhen you meet a stranger down the roadSay hello, but all the sameDon't get too closeThat's a lesson we've all been taughtTo protect what you've gotAnd so you stay awayThese roads are open and wideThere's room for everyone to move side by sideSo it's a shame, it's a pityIn every town or cityThat we learn to walk in single fileYou gotta walk so farLose who you areFall apartTo get that brand new startNo one tells you how to growThey teach you everything but what you need to know
Based on the book by Lisa Genova Still Alice stars Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin and Kate Bosworth and is set for release January 16th after a short Oscar qualifying run December 5th in Los Angeles and New York.