Featuring Original Music by Lorne Balfe 

Original Recording of Nine Classic Gloria Trevi Songs Performed by Sofía Espinosa

Varèse Sarabande will release the GLORIA – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, digitally on August 21, 2015.  The film features original music by Lorne Balfe (TERMINATOR GENISYS, HOME, THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR) along with nine classic Gloria Trevi songs performed by Sofía Espinosa, who stars as Gloria in the film.

Espinoza studied CDs, news clips and videos to in order to perfect the ‘concert’ performance in the film.  While recording the music, she worked closely with some of Trevi’s former band members to recreate the nuance of Gloria’s voice and phrasing.  In the film and on the soundtrack her performances are virtually identical to archival footage of the multi-million selling superstar.

“We really wanted to tell the story through the music, not stop the story for a musical performance,” the director and leading force behind the film, Christian Keller explained. “One of the first things that Gloria told me was, ‘If you want to know my story, just look at the lyrics of my songs.’ She is one of music’s most prolific songwriters and at every point in her life, she wrote about what she was experiencing. The songs in the film complement Gloria’s inner world, her thoughts and emotions. Instead of interrupting the plot, they support and drive the story line.”

“There are few directors who would sacrifice ten years of their lives for a film,” said composer Balfe. “Christian Keller’s dedication to Gloria’s story is a true testament to the importance he places on the details in his film. Each of Gloria’s songs tells an important part of her life and Christian does them justice in his visual retelling of her remarkable story. He placed great faith in me to create a score for Gloria and I am thankful to have been a part of his long and fruitful journey.”

A bold and compelling tale of ambition, betrayal and redemption, GLORIA chronicles the life of international pop star Gloria Trevi, the ‘Mexican Madonna.’ Carefully groomed by an abusive manager and propelled by her politically charged lyrics and unashamed sexuality, Gloria shoots to unparalleled stardom—until a sex scandal that mesmerized the world brings her crashing down.

The New York Times describes, “GLORIA, a screen biography of Gloria Trevi, the rebellious pop diva widely viewed as Mexico’s Madonna, would be worth seeing if for no other reason than for the tempestuous performance of its star Sofía Espinosa. With its dry-eyed view of the seamier side of show business, it is a superior pop-star portrait. Ms. Espinosa’s ferocious performance evokes both Madonna and Miley Cyrus.”

The Director Christian Keller refuses to look at Gloria’s life as a tragic tale of seduction and sexual abuse. His aim has always been to tell a universally relatable story about an ambitious young woman who is in love and yearning to feel loved. “That led her to a very dark place,” Keller said. “She and Sergio certainly did some crazy things, but they also created magic together. And she has emerged from a potentially crushing experience as a strong, triumphant woman who has gone on to even more success.”

Lorne Balfe is a Grammy Award winning, Emmy and BAFTA nominated film composer from Inverness, Scotland.  Lorne is known for composing the scores to Dreamworks Animation’s, PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR and HOME.

Lorne’s recent works include MANNY, a documentary about the life of Manny Pacquiao, eight-division world champion and ten-time world title winning boxer, which premiered at SXSW in 2014.  Lorne is currently working on the score for TERMINATOR GENISYS, due in theaters Summer 2015.

In addition to recognition earned for producing two of Hans Zimmer’s Oscar-nominated scores, SHERLOCK HOLMES and INCEPTION, Lorne has also received significant recognition for his work in the United Kingdom. In 2009, Lorne was nominated for the Discovery of the Year World Soundtrack Award for his score in the BAFTA award-winning film, CRYING WITH LAUGHTER. The same year he was nominated for the prestigious Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award.

While working in the UK, Lorne composed the scores for IRONCLAD, THE SWEENEY, NOT ANOTHER HAPPY ENDING (starring Karen Gillan of DOCTOR WHO) and SIDE BY SIDE. His music is featured in the BBC and Sundance Channel TV mini-series, RESTLESS, starring Hayley Atwell and Rufus Sewell, for which Lorne received the 2013 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Music Composition.

In the US Lorne worked alongside director Scott Walker for Walker’s film THE FROZEN GROUND, starring John Cusack, Nicolas Cage and Vanessa Hudgens. In collaboration with composer Rachel Portman, Lorne completed the music for 10×10′s feature documentary GIRL RISING, directed by Academy Award nominee Richard E. Robbins that features narration by Hollywood actresses Meryl Streep and Cate Blanchett, among others. After years of work with director Shane Salerno, Lorne’s music in the highly secretive feature documentary, SALINGER, was finally released in September 2013.

When he hasn’t been composing for film, Lorne has found additional footing in the video game world. In 2011, Lorne composed alongside Jesper Kyd for the game, ASSASSIN’S CREED: REVELATIONS and earned a BAFTA nomination for Best Original Music. A year later in 2012, Lorne was already hard at work composing as a solo composer for SKYLANDERS: GIANTS and ASSASSIN’S CREED III. His score for ASSASSIN’S CREED III would earn Lorne his second BAFTA nomination for Best Original Music, as well as the BSO Goldspirit Award for Best Score for a Video Game. In late 2013 SKYLANDERS: SWAP FORCE as well as BEYOND: TWO SOULS were released.  BEYOND: TWO SOULS features performances by Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe and received three BAFTA nominations including one for Best Original Music.

Lorne began his career in Hollywood providing additional music on several major motion pictures including THE DARK KNIGHT, INCEPTION, RANGO, KUNG FU PANDA 2, MADAGASCAR 3, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, and the 2009 Golden Globe nominated film, FROST/NIXON.

Lorne’s role as a score producer on 2008′s THE DARK KNIGHT earned Lorne a Grammy for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture.  In 2009, Lorne was music producer and composer of the CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2 video game, and score producer for Guy Ritchie’s SHERLOCK HOLMES, which earned a 2010 Oscar nomination for Best Original Score.  Only a year later, Lorne produced the score for Christopher Nolan’s INCEPTION, which also earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Score.


1. Gloria – Lorne Balfe
2. Mañana – Sofía Espinosa
3. Dr. Psiquiatra – Sofía Espinosa
4. Con Los Ojos Cerrados – Sofía Espinosa
5. Fallen in Love – Lorne Balfe
6. Pelo Suelto – Sofía Espinosa
7. La Papa Sin Catsup – Sofía Espinosa
8. A Proposal – Lorne Balfe
9. El Recuento de los Daños – Sofía Espinosa
10. Lady Di! – Sofía Espinosa
11. Los Borregos – Sofía Espinosa
12. Cómo Nace el Universo – Sofía Espinosa
13. Moving Forward – Lorne Balfe