Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘Borrego’

Borrego Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2022 Movie

The Borrego soundtrack features music by The Newton Brothers. This info article contains spoilers and song details for Jesse Harris’ 2022 movie on Netflix. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.

Borrego stars Lucy Hale as Elly, a botanist who researches San Diego County’s Borrego Springs. Leynar Gomez co-stars as Tomas, a drug transporter who crashes in the desert. The storyline follows Elly as she bonds with her captor while devising a plan to escape. The Newton Brothers composed the 102-minute film and recorded the lone needle-drop track. Here are the narrative details about the featured song in Borrego.

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Borrego Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2022 Movie

Borrego Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2022 Movie

  • “A Ghost I Talk To” by The Newton Brothers (00:06:00): The Borrego soundtrack song plays during a desert sequence. Elly drives her vehicle and listens to music. She checks her phone and stops on a dirt road. The lyrics correlate with the protagonist’s backstory and grief due to her sister’s death. The film’s second half reveals that Elly ran a red light and crashed a vehicle after not sleeping for three days, the result of medication usage to treat depression. The Borrego soundtrack song drops as Elly looks for a flower.

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Borrego released on Netflix in May 2022. The supporting cast includes Olivia Trujillo (For All Mankind, Vivo), Jorge A. Jimenez (Narcos, Motosierra in S.O.Z: Soldados o Zombies), Nicholas Gonzalez (Pretty Little Liars, The Good Doctor), Jim Meskimen (How the Grinch Stole ChristmasThe Punisher), Jaime Aymerich (Betty en NY, The Garcias), Edward J. Bentley (Paradise Hills, Money Heist), Brendan McNamee (Arde Madrid, Wasp Network) and Cari Kabinoff (Rolston Rye’s Guide to LA, My Name Is Burns).

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