HER is an American science-fiction romantic drama film released in 2013. Its storyline revolves around Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), who falls in love with an artificial intelligent (AI) virtual assistant, Samantha (Scarlett Johansson). The film also stars Chris Pratt, Olivia Wilde, Rooney Mara, and Amy Adams. According to What-Song, Her film has thirteen songs on its soundtrack album from two musicians, Arcade Fire and Owen Pallett. Here is a ranking of all the songs.
13. “Dimensions” by Arcade Fire & Owen Pallett
“Dimensions” is an instrumental song by Arcade Fire released in 2021. The Atlantic review shows this film sparks various emotions like optimism, entertainment, weirdness, and sadness. The song is available on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, or Amazon.
12. “We’re All Leaving” by Arcade Fire & Owen Pallett
Arcade Fire is a rock band from Canada, consisting of a husband (Win Butler) and wife (Réginé Chassagne). Owen Pallett (Michael James Owen Pallett) is a Canadian composer from Canada. The latter is known for composing brilliant instrumental songs for films, thanks to the violin classes he attended at 13. The musicians collaborated to compose another fantastic track for the Her soundtrack album in 2021.
11. “Milk & Honey” by Arcade Fire & Owen Pallett
Another instrumental song composed by Arcade Fire & Owen Pallett is “Milk & Honey” for the Her soundtrack album. After reading an article describing artificial intelligence, Jonze felt inspired and created the movie. He learned that an AI machine could easily disrupt human labor in the next few years.
10. “Photograph” by Arcade Fire & Owen Pallett (2021)
“Photograph” is an instrumental song by Arcade Fire & Owen Pallett. The song starts smoothly before intensifying somewhere in the middle. It’s a mixture of simplicity with beautiful sounds. You will find this instrumental song relevant if you go to the beach often. This song channels the initial bottled feelings, allowing the characters to express their emotions. You will feel the intensity and confrontational atmosphere after listening to it.
9. “Owl” by Arcade Fire & Owen Pallett
An owl is probably one of the most mysterious birds. Some people claim it’s a sign of tragedy in waiting. But if you’re a bird-lover, don’t get these myths to get to you. Arcade Fire and Owen Pallett once more collaborated to compose a fantastic track with “Owl” as its title. It was written by Win Butler, Will Butler, Regine Chassagne, Jeremy Gara, Tim Kingsbury, Richard Reed, and Owen Pallett.
8. “Loneliness #4 (Other People’s Letters)” by Arcade Fire & Owen Pallett
“Loneliness #4 (Other People’s Letters)” is an instrumental song by Arcade Fire & Owen Pallett. It plays in the middle of the movie when Theodore is deep in thoughts, probably smitten by Samantha. The song invokes mixed emotions, with some critics arguing that it was too gloomy. Either way, it was perfectly crafted as a soundtrack for the Her movie.
7. “Some Other Place” by Arcade Fire with Owen Pallett
“Some Other Place” is an instrumental song by Arcade Fire & Owen Pallett. Do you remember the part where Theodore has a sexual experience with the AI virtual assistant, Samantha? It plays during the “phone sex scene,” providing some significance to the film. At one point, Theodore disconnects his emotional state, providing a context of a different backdrop to the song’s emotional climax.
6. “Morning Talk/ Supersymmetry” by Arcade Fire & Owen Pallett
“Morning Talk/ Supersymmetry” is an instrumental song by Arcade Fire & Owen Pallett for the movie HER. The two also collaborated to write the song, which features in the HER (original score) album. It plays when Theodore appears to be communicating with Samantha, the AI virtual assistant.
5. “Divorce Papers” by Arcade Fire & Owen Pallett
“Divorce Papers” is an instrumental song by Arcade Fire & Owen Pallett. It plays when Theodore is rushing to meet his wife on an escalator. The second scene is when Theodore takes a shower and lies on the side of the road. It’s a slow song that portrays Theodore’s devastation.
4. “Sleepwalker” by Arcade Fire & Owen Pallett
“Sleepwalker” is an instrumental song composed and performed by Arcade Fire & Owen Pallett. The first thing you might notice is the piano playing in the background. As you already know, these two composers do a great job invoking various emotions to make HER more thrilling to watch.
3. “Milk & Honey #1” by Arcade Fire & Owen Pallett
“Milk & Honey #1” is an instrumental song by Arcade Fire & Owen Pallett. There’s a scene showing Theodore seems incredibly lonely and emotionally constricted because he got a divorce. He feels depressed and lonely despite enjoying the perks of living in a big city. To add more flavor to his life, he buys a hyper-intelligent operating system and pretends it has an actual personality. While the film might have overhyped the science-fiction concept, expect such things to happen in the near future.
2. “Loneliness #3 (Night Talking)” by Arcade Fire & Owen Pallett
HER is one of the most intense romantic drama films ever. One of the soundtracks in this film is “Loneliness” by Arcade Fire and Owen Pallett. This instrumental song provides a fascinating portrait of loneliness in a post-digital world. Thanks to Joaquin Phoenix, it has a fantastic screenplay, concept, and performance.
1. “Song on the Beach; Photograph” by Arcade Fire & Owen Pallett
“Song on the Beach; Photograph” is an instrumental song composed and performed by Arcade Fire & Owen Pallett. The movie is not for kids but is very insightful and sad. The song tries to explain how technology has exceeded our humanity. It’s strange how fast someone can immerse themselves in a machine and its software and forget about the little things that matter in life.