Music connects people to various aspects of their lives, most often memories of what they were doing the first time they heard a song. In The Music Never Stopped, Gabriel (Lou Taylor Pucci) is trying to rediscover his forgotten past after a surgery to remove a cancerous brain tumor. Gabriel's father, Henry (J.K. Simmons), attempts to reconnect his son with his memories with the help of music therapist Dianne Daley (Julia Ormond).
The movie is based the true story of Dr. Oliver Sacks' 1967 case study, "The Last Hippie." Gabriel's lesson plan follows many popular songs of that era, which allows him to open up and regain meaningful conversation. While Henry initially rejects the music, he finds it more important to regain his son than to risk losing him again.