Fathers & Daughters, a film about the relationship between a dad and daughter -- played by Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried-- separated through time, features an original track from Michael Bolton on its soundtrack. Bolton’s ballad, which shares its title with the film, is his first release since 2011.
Lyrically, the song is expressive of the film’s core themes. Bolton said of the film and his contribution, ”I was invited to an early private screening of Fathers & Daughters, and found myself moved to tears. As a father of three daughters myself, I was compelled to write and record what I felt was an emotionally honest expression to my own daughters. This title song, which I co-wrote with Emanuel Kiriakou and Evan Bogart, is imagined as a letter from Russell Crowe’s character (whose brilliant performance is akin to A Beautiful Mind) to his daughter, played perfectly by Amanda Seyfried. The context and relevance of the song is very specific to the intense circumstances of the film’s story, but carries a heartfelt universal sentiment that I believe is going to resonate with fathers and daughters most powerfully."