Tim McGraw was a bit hesitant about getting involved with the soundtrack for the National Geographic Documentary Films’ feature Free Solo, which is about free soloist climber Alex Honnold who achieves his lifelong dream of climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock – the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park – without a rope.
At the time he was approached, Tim tells us he was pretty busy with his own project, not to mention the fact he knew nothing about the movie's subject. “'First off, I don't know anything about mountain climbing, and I don't want to learn anything about mountain climbing cause I'm not gonna do it, but send me the movie,' and I was in the middle of working on an album so I didn't know if I had time, and, gosh, I saw the movie and it was like watching this action adventure movie. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, and when you start . . . I don't want to give too much of the movie away. When you watch the movie and you watch him free solo El Capitan and the first person to ever do that and he's just got a bag of rods and he's got his hands, and there's no room for error, and when you watch that, the first thing that came to mind was gravity, of course. It just popped right in, and fragile. Fragility.” . It's currently available to stream and download.
Free Solo opened in theaters last month.
Source: Pulse of Radio