It looks like Netflix has another hit on their hands with the forthcoming release of their brand new original movie, Sierra Burgess Is A Loser!
For starters: it’s leading star is the amazing Shannon Purser — better known as the legendary Barb on Stranger Things (Justice for Barb!). Second: Sierra Burgess Is a Loser is being billed as a “modern-day twist on the Cyrano de Bergerac play.” THIRD (and most importantly, to me at least): it’s set to arrive with an incredibly impressive, star-studded soundtrack.
Along with Bram Inscore, Leland — who has worked with Troye Sivan, Selena Gomez, Daya, among other pop elite — scored the soundtrack, which will be the first release on the acclaimed singer-songwriter’s own label Good Pop, in partnership with Sony/ATV and Black Label Media.
The 14-song project features tracks from Betty Who, Sabrina Carpenter, Allie X, MNEK, Carlie Hanson, and Shannon Purser herself. Leland‘s bestie Troye is also responsible for co-writing three songs on the soundtrack: “Sunflower” by Purser, “Kid Wonder” by MNEK and “The Other Side” by Betty Who, which conveniently, has been released today (August 31) as the first taste from the soundtrack.
The track is a sleek and dreamy ode to the main story behind Sierra Burgess Is A Loser, which follows Sierra (Purser) as she falls into a case of mistaken identity and unexpected romance. She finds herself working with the popular girl, played by Kristine Froseth, to capture her crush’s (Noah Centineo) heart.
“We talk all night, we talk all day/ Wish I could meet you on the other side,” Betty purrs across the infectious ’80’s-tinged, synth pulsations. “The bedroom lights, keep us awake/ Wish I could meet you on the other side/ On the other side, on the other side…“
If this is just a taste of what’s to come, we’re certainly in for a major treat.
1. The Other Side (Performed by Betty Who)
2. Lights (Performed by Leland)
3. Kid Wonder (Performed by Allie X)
4. Half of You (Performed by MNEK)
5. The Phone Call – Score from the Motion Picture
6. Lie for Love (Performed by Sabrina Carpenter)
7. Sunflower – Movie Version (Performed by Shannon Purser)
8. Latitude (Performed by Leland)
9. Sunflower – Synth Reprise (Performed by Allie X)
10. I Don’t Change (Performed by K.I.D)
11. Middle of Love (Performed by Leland and Vincint)
12. The Parking Lot – Score from the Motion Picture
13. Paper Love (Performed by Allie X)
14. Goodbye (Performed by Carlie Hanson)