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Along with music supervisor T Bone Burnett and Rosanne Cash, Lynn wrote a number of songs on the True Detective soundtrack; she spoke to Vulture from her kitchen about her work on the show and made it very clear that she is not playing herself in those smoky bar scenes. How did you end up working with T Bone Burnett on these songs? He scheduled a lunch meeting with me in Nashville and asked if I would be interested in co-writing with him. Of course I said yes. So I flew to L. We wrote and recorded several songs in a matter of two days. So w e kept working, and here we are.
Leonard Cohen's song "Nevermind" was decades in the making. But there was still one crucial piece of the puzzle missing: Who would sing the theme song? As we learned tonight, the answer to that question turned out to be pretty awesome: none other than Leonard Cohen. Yep, that sparse, gravelly, and altogether badass song you heard over the opening credits was " Nevermind ," a track off Cohen's most recent studio album, 's Popular Problems. As we know from last season, when music supervisor T Bone Burnett chose the Handsome Family's dark, slinky "Far From Any Road" as the theme song, True Detective isthe kind of show that puts a lot of stock in its opening credits — they set the show's all-important tone.
HBO was quick to order a second season thereafter, but with Pizzolatto as the sole principal player back from season 1. Whether it was the relatively quick turnaround between seasons, Fukunaga's absence behind the camera, or a combination of these factors and more, True Detective season 2 ended up being a misfire across the board. The first wave of reviews suggest season 3 takes a back to basics approach to the series for better or worse , right on down to its melancholic opening and closing theme music. It's known for being one of the more depressing and mournful classic blues songs ever written, making it all the more befitting of a series as broody and darkly atmospheric as True Detective. Season 3, like season 1, takes place in the southern U. Northwest Arkansas, to be exact , making it use of a Delta blues tune like "Death Letter" all the more fitting. However, the connection between the show and song may run a little deeper than their shared geography.
My Least Favorite Life: A Conversation with True Detective’s Lera Lynn