The album features three original songs written for the David Lowery film, including the end credit track "Something Wild" by electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling featuring Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. The soundtrack will also include "Nobody Knows" performed by the Lumineers, plus "The Dragon Song" performed by Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy.
The film’s original score was composed by Daniel Hart and Stirling will also appears throughout Hart’s work on the film’s instrumental accompaniment.
Performed by Grammy-nominated band The Lumineers, "Nobody Knows" was written by Pete’s Dragon co-screenwriter Toby Halbrooks with Andrew Tinker. "The Dragon Song", performed by singer-songwriter Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy (Will Oldham), was written by Pete’s Dragon director/screenwriter Lowery and co-screenwriter Toby Halbrooks and bookends the film. The soundtrack also includes a newly-recorded version of "Candle on the Water", performed by Okkervil River.