Release Date: 13/12/2019
Heavenly Recordings and Sid Gentle Films release the BAFTA Craft Award-winning original soundtracks for Seasons 1 and 2 of the triple-BAFTA Award-winning series ‘Killing Eve’.
“You have to tick every box for a piece of music to work in cinema or TV,” says DJ turned film composer David Holmes. “It can’t just almost work: it has to slot in perfectly.” As post- episode surges towards song-seeking app Shazam testify, Holmes and music supervisor Catherine Grieves left no box unmarked with their BAFTA-winning music for Seasons 1 and 2 of BBC America’s ‘Killing Eve’.
Adapted from Luke Jennings’ Codename Villanelle novellas by lead-writers Phoebe Waller-Bridge (S1) and Emerald Fennell (S2), the Emmy-winning spy series has established itself as a swaggering, slippery, playful and punchy thriller of cat/mouse obsession like no other. And it comes with killer soundtracks to match, modern classics of pick & mix curation cut from the cloth of cinematic style but tailored with a moody, mischievous vivacity of their own.
A fan of Waller-Bridge’s ‘Fleabag’, Holmes received scripts for Eve and quickly reported back to the producers: “One of the first things I said was, ‘I don’t know the sound of Killing Eve but I know it has to be the sound of Killing Eve.’ Let’s create that sound, rather than trying to kind of come up with the derivative of some other kind of score.”
If both soundtracks testify to Holmes and Grieves’ taste and care, they also uphold the kind of intuitive emotional connections that make the best soundtracks sing. “It’s a feeling you have, you just know when something’s working,” says Holmes. “It was like that every time we dropped the needle on Killing Eve.” All the proof is, indeed, just a needle-drop away.
(Sigh) - Unloved
Roller Girl - Anna Karina
After Dinner - Unloved
Killer Shangri-Lah - Pshycotic Beats & Pati Amor
This Is The Time - Unloved
Devils Angels - Unloved
Evil Woman - The Troggs
Cry Baby Cry - Unloved
K. - Cigarettes After Sex
Bill - Unloved
Girl in the Room - Cat's Eyes
Fail We May Sail We Must - Unloved
Danger - Unloved ft Barry Woolnough
Xpectations - Unloved
Sombre (Killing Eve) - Unloved
Voodoo Voodoo - Etienne Daho
When A Women Is Around - Unloved
Contact - Brigitte Bardot
Crash Boom Bang - Unloved
Unloved 7 - Unloved
We Are Unloved - Unloved