The official description reads:
The Blue Umbrella features a score by composer Jon Brion, with vocals by singer/songwriter Sarah Jaffe (The Body Wins, Suburban Nature).
The director was listening to Jaffe’s music when he began work on the short. "There’s such an intimacy to her sound that touches you right at the core," Unseld said. "I always thought hers would be the perfect voice to make people care deeply about a love story between two umbrellas."
Brion, whose credits include Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Punch-Drunk Love, created a score that sublimely supports the wide-ranging emotional undertones of the short.
"You can see how Saschka sees things," said Jaffe. "Everything has this life of its own. Objects in our everyday life are characters too. It’s really beautiful."
Perhaps Disney may finally put out a Pixar short film soundtrack collection if this release succeeds. Regardless, it’s certainly worth looking forward to!
The Blue Umbrella is now playing in theaters alongside Monsters University.
What did you think of the music in The Blue Umbrella?
UPDATE: Though the page still lists July 9 as the release date, iTunes now has two versions of The Blue Umbrella‘s score up for purchase; one with Sarah Jaffe’s vocals, and one without. Head over to iTunes to purchase it now!