Yesterday I told you about The Hottest State, the movie written and directed by Ethan Hawke that opens later this month. What I didn't mention was the movie's awesome soundtrack, which consists of 18 songs by some of my favorite artists, including Bright Eyes, Feist, M. Ward and more.
All of the songs are written by singer-songwriter Jesse Harris, who won a Song of the Year Grammy in 2003 for the Norah Jones hit "Don't Know Why." I'm not familiar with his solo work, but I'm really liking "Big Old House," the song of his that Bright Eyes performs on the soundtrack. The bells and electric guitars in the background give it the epic feel of a soundtrack song, and Conor Oberst's voice is perfectly suited for nostalgia-fueled lyrics such as "I'll love you if you've changed." I've listened to a few of the soundtrack's other tracks on the soundtrack's MySpace page, but this one is my favorite so far. To listen for yourself,