Benh Zeitlin and Dan Romer are my new favorite composers. Why? Just listen. If it doesn’t give you a sense of frisson, or fill you with hope / bravery to conquer things bigger than yourself, then you aren’t human.
P.S. You must go watch Beasts of the Southern Wild, especially if you’re having a shitty day, or just feeling emotional. You’ll walk out of that theater feeling completely uplifted.