Comedian, writer, and actor Julio Torres’ debut feature film, Problemista, hits theaters on August 4. That same day, A24 Music will release Robert Ouyang Rusli’s soundtrack for the movie. Below, listen to two new songs from the soundtrack album, “Huele a Fraude” (featuring the vocalist Stefa*) and “Monument to Possibilities.”
Rusli, a Brooklyn musician who also records as Ohyung, made 53 songs for the Problemista soundtrack. “The score for Problemista was the most ambitious project I’ve ever worked on, and lasted a full year,” Rusli said in a statement. They continued:
Torres, who has written for Saturday Night Live and The Chris Gethard Show, broke out in 2019 with HBO’s Los Espookys. He stars in Problemista with Tilda Swinton, RZA, Greta Lee, and others. In the film, Torres plays Alejandro, an aspiring toymaker from El Salvador who works with an eccentric artist as he navigates life in New York and also the U.S. immigration system.
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