Published Jan 20, 2014Indie cult star Edwyn Collins has led an interesting life, fronting Scottish post-punk heroes Orange Juice in the '80s before going solo and overcoming a devastating stroke in 2005. Now, the songwriter's story is being told by a documentary that has been soundtracked by the man himself.
The documentary is called In Your Voice, In Your Heart, and it was directed by Edward Lovelace. The film examines how Collins rebuilt his life after losing his memory, his vocabulary, and movement on his right side after suffering a double brain hemorrhage in 2005.
According to the official synopsis, "In Your Voice, In Your Heart is the story of Edwyn's journey back. Blurring the line between fiction and documentary we explore the world of Edwyn's subconscious — a place inhabited by fragmented ideas and forgotten memories. Each story Edwyn tells is another piece of a shattered identity we gradually see re-emerging in front of us."
The film is finished and is due out this summer. What's more, it has an accompanying soundtrack album by Collins, also called In Your Voice, In Your Heart. He told the Guardian [via NME], "I'm doing a new album at the moment. An acoustic one. It's a soundtrack album, and it's really good. One song has my vocals, but the rest of it's instrumental."
Watch the trailer for In Your Voice, In Your Heart here.
This isn't the first documentary about Collins's recovery from his stroke. Edwyn Collins: Home Again aired back in 2008 and can be watched below.