Background Music from the iPhone 4S Commercial

Dec 11, 2011 - 7 Comments

iPhone 4S

Apple has been airing several iPhone 4S commercials, a few focus on Siri, while others center on iCloud or the new camera.

Each ad shares the same background music, but you might be wondering, what’s the catchy tunes name?

The answer: the song is Orchestral – “Goldengrove v2” by Keith Kenniff, an American composer. You can play the song in the embeds below:

The song is instrumental, contrasting the poppy sound of the song played in the new iPod touch ad or The Beatles classic heard in the recent “Cover” commercial.

Somewhat strangely, Orchestral – “Goldengrove v2” doesn’t appear to be available for purchase on iTunes, but you can listen to it above, on YouTube below, or directly on the artists Soundcloud page here, it’s about 1:30 long.

If Soundcloud isn’t your prefered listening platform, the soundtrack to the iPhone 4S commercial is also posted to YouTube, embedded below for easy viewing:

Apple seems to have a knack for picking catchy music for their commercials, and this is no exception.

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  1. Roy Sablosky says:

    Keith Kennif also records under the name Helios. Check out “Eingya”, a sumptuous album of evocative musical landscapes.

  2. logicalnot says:

    Reading the comments on Soundcloud I am not surprised nobody can find it on Itunes: it’s a Yann-Tiersenified version of a Philippe Glass piece made for The Truman Show.

    It’s a beautiful arrangement though and works great in the ad.

  3. […] ad has the same background music as past iPhone 4S commercials, which actually sounds a bit like Christmas music at this point. […]

  4. elisiumfilm says:

    This advert horrifies me, exactly because of the music. It’s an almost EXACT rip-off of part of the Truman Show soundtrack, and I find it amazingly ironic that music from a film about a man whose life is completely faked by entertainment corporations is being taken off to advertise technology that encourages people to live their whole lives through the filter of a little screen – chillingly ironic.

  5. […] than Siri. Both follow the same recurring theme as past iPhone 4S commercials and have the same background tune. You can watch both of them […]

  6. Max says:

    I wanted to know the song in the new I phone 4s commercial where the girl wants to order soup and she says today we are dancing and the song name I don’t the name and the way she says it I can’t find it, help please

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