Tim Arnold has composed the soundtrack to Iggy’s new film ‘Blood Orange’
Iggy Pop has compared the composer of his new film’s soundtrack to David Bowie.
Iggy stars in new film Blood Orange, playing an ageing rock star troubled by his promiscuous wife (Kacey Barnfield) reigniting her romance with an ex-boyfriend (Ben Lamb).
The music Iggy Pop performs in the film is composed by Tim Arnold, a veteran independent singer-songwriter who has self-released 13 albums.
Iggy compared Arnold’s theme song for the film, Money Kills Love, to his old friend Bowie’s 1977 album ‘Low’, which Iggy sang backing vocals on.
Pop said: “They sent along a demo which Tim had done in a home studio. It had a noir, detective movie guitar riff that comes and goes, but mainly four notes of a very plaintive, simple saxophone theme, just four forlorn notes.”
“It could have been an outtake from ‘Kind of Blue’ by Miles Davis, or maybe side two of ‘Low’ by Bowie and Brian Eno. I liked it and they redid it with real musicians, which roughened it up. It reminded me a little of some things that Chet Baker did. I thought it was a real nice theme, effective for the film.”