James Murphy contributes David Bowie cover to ‘While We’re Young’ soundtrack

Noah Baumbach film opens in cinemas in March

James Murphy’s soundtrack to new film While We’re Young will feature songs from Haim and Paul McCartney as well as music by Murphy himself.

The soundtrack to the new film from director Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale, Frances Ha) and will be released on March 24. The film arrives in US cinemas on March 27 and in the UK the following week, April 3. Scroll down for a full tracklist and to see the first trailer for the film.

In addition to songs from McCartney (‘Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five’) and Haim, there will also be contributions from Lionel Richie, Foreigner and A Tribe Called Quest. Murphy himself has three songs on the tracklist, including an instrumental cover of Bowie’s 1976 single ‘Golden Years’.


While We’re Young tells the story of a middle-aged couple whose career and marriage breaks down when a younger couple come into their lives. It stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts in the lead roles, along with Amanda Seyfried and Adam Driver. The trailer also features Wings song ‘Let ‘Em In’.

Among his many musical projects, Murphy brought his Despacio soundsystem – a collaboration with Soulwax duo David and Stephen Dewaele – to Glastonbury Festival last year.

In February 2014, Murphy also revealed a brief preview of his plan to make every New York subway station have its own music, so that people will later associate each location with a specific sound.

The producer and frontman also shared an album of music he made using data from this year’s US Open tennis tournament.

While We’’re Young Soundtrack tracklist:

James Murphy – ‘Golden Years’
Antonio Vivaldi – ‘Concerto for Lute, 2 Violins and Continuo in D, RV. 93’
Lionel Richie – ‘All Night Long (All Night)’
A Tribe Called Quest – ‘Buggin’ Out’
The Psychedelic Furs – ‘The Ghost in You’
Danny Kaye – ‘The Inch Worm’
James Murphy – ‘Only the Stars Above Welcome Me Home’
Haim – ‘Falling’ (Duke Dumont Remix)
Survivor – ‘Eye of the Tiger’
Antonio Vivaldi – ‘Andante du Concerto Pour Flautino en ut Majeur’
Foreigner – ‘Waiting for a Girl Like You’
Paul McCartney & Wings – ‘Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five’
James Murphy – ‘We Used to Dance’
David Bowie – ‘Golden Years’