"Lonely in Los Angeles" was composed when I was studying composition at USC. It was written years before the movie and my father thought it would fit well in the scene where Quinn comes to visit Beth for the first time in the film. It's the only track on the album that's recorded by live instruments; played beautifully by Michael Alfera (piano) and Edgar Sandoval (violin). Michael is a good friend from college who runs a beautiful choir called the L.A. Choral Lab. Edgar is a friend I met in high school at Hamilton High School. The music consists mainly of the same four chord progressions (consisting mostly of minor 9ths and major 7ths)..
Major 7 chords are my absolute favorite. That probably comes from my love of Burt Bacharach..
Philip Glass also uses a lot of major 7ths in his music. Take the song "Floe" for instance.