MAPEX Drums will be featured in the highly anticipated film starring pop rock band Anthem Lights’ front man Alan Powell, Ali Faulkner (TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN) and Caitlin Nicol-Thomas (“Nashville”). Presented by Samuel Goldwyn Films and City on a Hill Studio, THE SONG shines a spotlight on American Roots music by featuring 11 original songs.  Already garnering attention from fans and critics alike, the music-driven drama THE SONG is partnering with MAPEX Drums in preparation for the film’s theatrical wide-release on September 26.

“When you're making a film driven by music—and especially American Roots music, your instruments become very important,” explains Vince Emmit, musical director for THE SONG. “We're thrilled with the quality of instruments we were able to provide for the cast.”  

Additionally, Powell and Nicol-Thomas are touring with the exact instruments from the film at select festivals and events this summer, performing select songs from the film and soundtrack. The 14-track album, on stands September 16, will feature the unique sounds of Mapex Drums and vocals of music icons like Ricky Skaggs, Emmylou Harris and others.

THE SONG follows aspiring singer-songwriter Jed King (Powell) as he struggles to catch a break and escape the long shadow of his father, a country music legend. After reluctantly accepting a gig at a local vineyard harvest festival, Jed is love-struck by the vineyard owner’s daughter, Rose (Faulkner), and a romance quickly blooms. Soon after their wedding, Jed writes Rose “The Song,” which becomes a breakout hit. Thrust into a life of stardom and a world of temptation in the form of fellow performer Shelby Bale (Nicol-Thomas), Jed’s life and marriage begin to fall apart.