Matthew Robert Cooper: Some Days Are Better Than Others
The day has finally come! We have waited with eager anticipation to release MatthewCooper's spellbinding soundtrack to Some Days Are Better Than Others since beforehis creative breakthrough album, Similes (released under his more widely knownEluvium moniker) was even made. The film stars James Mercer (Broken Bells, TheShins) and Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia, Sleater-Kinney) as strangers whose livesoccasionally intersect as they navigate their way through the struggles of personalattachment and disconnection. When viewing the film, Cooper observed themes beingpresented regarding our throw-away society, and realized that both he and Some Daysdirector Matt McCormick shared a common interest in this world of things left behindand the emotional baggage that is connected to it ? whether broken or simply tossedaside for something new; something once considered the future, turning into antiquatedrubble. Cooper decided that using a collection of damaged instruments would be a fittingway to underscore this aspect of the film. Here he uses the inherent characteristics ofthese instruments to create something honest and beautiful, something that is at oncefamiliar, damaged and unique ? something we can all relate to.