Nacional Records has announced a soundtrack release for the upcoming drama A Better Life. The album includes the original score by composer Alexandre Desplat, as well as the original song El Jardinero by Ozomatli. The soundtrack will be available on June 21, 2011 as a digital download release on Amazon. To listen to audio clips from each track on the album, check out the box below. A Better Life directed by Chris Weitz (Eclipse, The Golden Compass) and starring Demian Bichir centers on a gardener in East L.A. who struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while traveling across town to perform landscaping work for the city’s wealthy landowner. Summit Entertainment will be releasing the film on June 24. For more information, visit the official movie Facebook website.

Here’s the track list of the album:

1. A Better Life
2. From East to West L.A.
3. The Canopee
4. Carlos & Luis
5. Santiago Steals the Truck
6. On the Bus
7. Looking for Santiago
8. The Father
9. The Son
10. Traffic
11. Immigrants
12. Deportation
13. Carlos Leaves
14. Pulled Over
15. Sad Rodeo
16. Phone Card
17. Carlos Hope
18. Coming Home
19. El Jardinero (Ozomatli)

  1. big m says:

    Hi i was wondering what the song the son was listing to on his way home at night on the film >? something california

  2. pau says:

    The name of the song is California, by Akwid.