Julio Torres, the renowned comedian, writer, and actor, will release his first feature film, Problemista, in cinemas on August 4. On the same day, A24 Music is scheduled to unveil the film’s soundtrack, created by Robert Ouyang Rusli. You can sample two new songs from the soundtrack album below, titled “Huele a Fraude” (featuring the vocals of Stefa*) and “Monument to Possibilities.”
Rusli, a musician from Brooklyn who also releases music under the pseudonym Ohyung, has contributed 53 tracks to the Problemista soundtrack. Rusli has described the Problemista score as his most ambitious project to date, taking an entire year to complete. He shared in a statement:
The score I’ve created is something I’m incredibly proud of, and it feels incredibly personal. There are countless ideas I’ve incorporated that I hadn’t had the opportunity to introduce in a film before—elements like chanting choirs, rhythmic marimbas, and blissful pop—all fitting seamlessly into Julio’s peculiar universe. Although I’ve been involved in film scoring for some time, comedies are a rarity for me. However, my humor aligns with Julio’s, which made this project an ideal fit. As Ohyung, my music often reflects beauty and critiques societal power structures in unique ways, much like Julio’s comedic style, which further solidified our collaboration.
Torres, a former writer for shows like Saturday Night Live and The Chris Gethard Show, gained recognition in 2019 with HBO’s Los Espookys. In Problemista, he shares the screen with talents such as Tilda Swinton, RZA, and Greta Lee. The film sees Torres portraying Alejandro, a hopeful toymaker from El Salvador. Alejandro collaborates with an unconventional artist while he traverses life in New York and contends with the complexities of the U.S. immigration system.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Problemista Soundtrack
When is Julio Torres’ film, Problemista, releasing in theaters?
Problemista is set to hit theaters on August 4.
Who is responsible for the soundtrack of Problemista?
The soundtrack for Problemista is composed by Robert Ouyang Rusli, also known as Ohyung, a Brooklyn musician.
How many songs are there in the Problemista soundtrack?
Robert Ouyang Rusli created 53 songs for the Problemista soundtrack.
What is the premise of Problemista?
Problemista follows the story of Alejandro, an aspiring toymaker from El Salvador, as he navigates life in New York and deals with the U.S. immigration system. The film stars Julio Torres, Tilda Swinton, RZA, Greta Lee, and others.
Where can I listen to the new songs from the Problemista soundtrack?
You can listen to two new songs from the soundtrack album, titled “Huele a Fraude” (featuring the vocalist Stefa*) and “Monument to Possibilities,” released by A24 Music on the same day as the film’s theatrical release.