Featuring Original Music By Nuno Malo

Lakeshore Records released the LUV – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on May 26 and on August 14, 2015.  The album features the film’s original score by Nuno Malo (NO GOD NO MASTER, THE CELESTINE PROPHECY).

“We wanted a direction that was an exploration of texture rooted in a strong main theme,” said Malo. “To create a palette that was original, but not for the sake of being original. The director wanted to me to create a musical texture that would add the poignancy to the main character – the boy.  So there was quite a bit of experimentation. It starts out as a more electronic score, and moves toward a more orchestral palette as we reach towards the climatic scenes in the latter part of the film.”

Nuno Malo has become over the last decade one of Portugal’s most respected and busiest film composers. In 2011, Nuno was awarded Breakout Composer of the Year 2010 at the IFMCA Awards, where he was also nominated for Best Original Score for a Drama Film with his score for AMALIA. Mr. Malo’s score for LUV was nominated for Best Score for a Feature Film at the Hollywood Music In Media Awards 2012.  This past year he was nominated again by the IFMCA for NO GOD, NO MASTER as Best Original Score for an Action/Adventure/Thriller.  Nuno is that unique breed of composer who seamlessly blends elements from classical, modern, and ethnic music. His balanced command of traditional and new film scoring techniques produces an original combination of sounds that breathes emotion into all of his work.

An 11-year-old boy gets a crash course in what it means to be a man when he spends a day with the uncle he idolizes in LUV, a poignant and gritty coming-of-age story featuring standout performances by Common, Danny Glover, Dennis Haysbert, Charles S. Dutton and newcomer Michael Rainey Jr.

“There were several key scenes, but for me the whole last 15 minutes of the film, which deals with loss, and pain, and courage, was pivotal,” Malo explained. “I knew we would eventually had to build the music towards those emotions, and the whole journey is a preparation for those moments.”

Indomina presents LUV currently available on DVD.  The LUV – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available digitally on May 26 and on CD August 14, 2015.



1. Woody’s Coming of Age

2. A Family That Prays Together

3. Stop Crying! / Into the Darkness

4. The Girl That Got Away

5. Every Man Needs to Know How to Drive

6. Help You Wit’ Them Young Ladies

7. Never Show Weakness

8. Suited and Booted

9. Bridge over Troubled Water

10. Dreams of My Mother

11. Flowers for Beverly

12. My Brother Butta Boykins

13. Money by Monday

14. The Death of Vincent / Find Her

15. Down by the Water

16. You Can’t Protect Them from Bad People

17. Visions of a Better Life

18. End Credits / Main Theme Reprise