Rooney frontman Robert Schwartzman has been putting his all into his latest directorial endeavor The Unicorn, including gracing audiences with a new tune “Time and Time Again” for the film’s soundtrack.
The solo track marks the latest release from the feature film’s soundtrack following “1-2-3,” a collaboration with Brooklyn hip-hop/R&B ensemble Phony Ppl. In contrast, “Time” paints the picture of emotional longing and an endless quest for meaning that hits a completely different beat than its rollicking predecessor.
“When you write a song for a film, it changes the context, the foundation, and frames the writing process in a certain way that supports the film’s story,” Schwartzman tells Billboard. “I like to write songs with a specific focus, purpose, and intention, otherwise it all feels a bit disjointed.”
The track captures a melancholic quest with a hushed rhythm adorned by Western-styled pedal steel guitar and a layered acoustic backdrop that adds a chasmic depth to the production. The song stretches Rooney to new sonic territory, proving Schwartzman’s continued growth as a musician and songwriter as the project reaches its 20-year anniversary in 2019.
After The Unicorn’s official soundtrack drops on March 8, Schwartzman will set his sights on more new music from Rooney to follow 2016’s Washed Away as well as tour plans that are still in the works. The Unicorn is now available on all streaming and digital platforms.
Check out “Time and Time Again” below.