March 2, 2021
Meet the Artists of “To All The Boys: Always and Forever” Soundtrack: Ashe, Leah Nobel, The Greeting Committee, & Jordan Suaste
Since the release of “To All the Boys: Always and Forever” on February 12th, fans all over the world have been able to develop their love for all the songs and artists featured in the movie and on the film’s soundtrack.
Following the highly anticipated premiere of Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky’s final chapter, I had the pleasure of catching up with Ashe, Leah Nobel, The Greeting Committee, and Jordan Suaste who all shared their initial reaction when they found out that their music was selected for “To All the Boys: Always and Forever.”
Leah Nobel says “I was in disbelief at first. If any artist has worked with films and has done soundtracks, you know that they change their mind so many times and it’s likely that your song or scene can get cut.” This resonated with Addie Sartino who is the lead singer of The Greeting Committee; “I remember telling my parents and best friends that we got to go have the experience we had and I was terrified that they would cut it.” Sartino refers to the experience that her and her bandmates had not only singing what would become Lara Jean and Peter’s song “Beginning Middle End” (written by Leah Nobel) but also flying to New York City to shoot a scene performing it the first time that Lara Jean hears the song.
On a very relatable note, Jordan Suaste reveals the moment that he got the news which led to an amazing and very public emotional moment for him. “I had a full mental breakdown. I was at the bank getting a loan at the time and I saw the text on my phone. I just screamed and started crying. You guys [Leah Nobel and Addie Sartino] looked at it analytically and I did not, I was emotionally through the roof. It was crazy to me.”
In case it was a question, the talented artists who grace the soundtrack of “To All the Boys: Always and Forever” are also huge fans of the film! I just had to ask if they had a favorite moment from the Netflix blockbuster. Leah Nobel enjoys the scene where Lara Jean listens to the Oasis song “Don’t Look Back In Anger,” as the way the scene was shot reminds her of the way they filmed a scene in the second film where Ashe’s song “Moral of the Story” plays. Nobel says “it was shot so beautifully and I thought it was a poetic moment.”
Addie Sartino of The Greeting Committee is like the rest of us who love the entirety of the film. She does tell us about her favorite experience while watching the film which is the moment that her parents realized and pointed out that Lara Jean’s on-screen dad (John Corbett) plays Aidan in “Sex & the City” and they were all too excited. Sartino says that she had to remind her parents whose love story this is all about, recalling that she said “no guys, that’s not who we’re looking at. This is about Lara Jean.” Much like Addie Sartino’s parents, Ashe chimes in and is surprised that she didn’t recognize that Corbett was in fact Aidan, “how did I not make the “Sex & the City” connection. I am today years old when I found out. He’s the best character in the show.”
“To All the Boys: Always and Forever” is an incredible film accompanied by an equally amazing soundtrack that brings family and friends together to enjoy the wholesomeness of this romantic comedy surrounding our beloved Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky. If you’re experiencing withdrawals like me due to this being the final chapter, take pleasure in realizing that you can listen to Ashe, The Greeting Committee, Jordan Suaste, and Leah Nobel’s songs on the soundtrack anytime you please or go back and rewatch the movie so that you can pinpoint the exact moment each artist’s song is played.