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Hearts Beat Loud: watch Nick Offerman in video for movie’s title song (Premiere)


Brett Haley’s new film Hearts Beat Loud stars Nick Offerman (Parks & Recreation) and Kiersey Clemons (Dope) as a widowed single dad Frank and his daughter, Sam, who are both at crossroads in their lives. He owns a failing record store in Red Hook, Brooklyn and she is about to leave the nest for medical school. Always a musical family, Frank and Sam bond during jam sessions, and when they upload one of their creations to Spotify, things take an unexpected turn.

There are more than a few Brooklyn-specific touches in the film. The record store Frank owns is, in actuality, Academy Annex in Greenpoint, but there is a lot of filming in actual Red Hook, including many scenes in Sunny’s Bar (here owned by Ted Danson who knows a thing or two about playing a bartender). Mercury Lounge (and how to get a show there) figures into the plot, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy has a cameo, there are conversations about Songs Ohia and Grizzly Bear, and the soundtrack is loaded with songs by artists like Ultimate Painting, Mitski, Cold Beat and more.

The film also features many original songs by Keegan DeWitt, including the anthemic title track which figures into the film’s plot. The soundtrack and film are out now (find a theater here) and we’ve got the premiere of the “Heart Beats Loud” lyric video which features footage from the film of Offerman and Kiersey creating the song together. You can watch that, and the trailer for the film, below.

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