S. Carey Collaborates with Dierks Bentley on Only The Brave Soundtrack

Eric Christenson

Despite not having dropped much new music under his own name, S. Carey is still having quite the year. He appeared on a protest compilation alongside some the biggest names in indie rock, collaborated on a cool track on the latest Teen Daze album, and had a brilliant song called “Brassy Sun” appear on the second season of the Netflix show Flaked. But his latest collaboration might be his biggest yet.

Thursday on The Hollywood Reporter, country music superstar Dierks Bentley premiered the video for a new song, “Hold The Light,” originally written by arey, composer Joe Trapanese, and Jon Randall. “Hold The Light" is set to appear in the forthcoming film Only The Brave – starring Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, Jennifer Connelly, and Miles Teller – and apparently it’s already generating some Oscar buzz in the “Best Original Song” category, which is pretty cool.

The movie tells the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a crew of Arizona firefighters who put their lives on the line to protect their town from an unimaginable wildfire."The song is special to me because I really connected with the story and tried to put myself in their shoes a little bit, coming from not being wildfire fighters but by being part of their family or something like that,” Carey told The Hollywood Reporter Carey's brother-in-law is a firefighter.

Bentley – who headlined Country Jam this past summer – reworked the song with Carey for the film’s final score and he seemed to enjoy the process. "I’m really happy with the way it turned out. It’s probably one of my favorite recording deals that I’ve had to be a part of, so I’m pretty excited,” Bentley said. 

Only the Brave will hit theaters Oct. 20. Watch the video for "Hold the Light” ...


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