Antonoff executive produced the film's soundtrack.
When Jack Antonoff was approached to executive produce the soundtrack for the film Love, Simon, he wanted to create a record that resonated with listeners the way music from classic teenage rom-coms in the ‘80s and ‘90s did with him.
"I believe so much in soundtracks. My generation, Reality Bites was really big, which I still hear any of those songs and I go right to the film. I love John Hughes, He’s a big part of my life growing up," he told The Hollywood Reporter Songwriter Roundtable. Antonoff grew up in a suburban New Jersey town and "had to dream about a lot of things, not really experience them."
"There wasn’t a lot of drugs or sex or anything. It was sort of in your room thinking about it and I always felt that John Hughes and those songs spoke to that," he said. So when the idea to work on the Love, Simon soundtrack presented itself, Antonoff knew that it "could go so wrong or so right."