“One aspect of [The Morning Show] that has been consistently good is Carter Burwell’s score” – Slash Film
Lakeshore Records is set to release The Morning Show Season Two–Original Series Soundtrack digitally October 1 featuring music by composer Carter Burwell (Missing Link, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri). Ahead of the album release, you can listen to two debut tracks, “We Get Alex Back” and “Looking Into The Mirror” exclusively now on Slash Film! Keep reading to access the soundtrack pre-save link and more.
Starring and executive produced by Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, the 10-episode second season debuted globally on Friday, September 17, 2021 on Apple TV+ with the first episode, and new episodes premiere weekly, every Friday.
Says Burwell: “When I worked on the first season of ‘The Morning Show’ I had no experience with episodic television and kept trying to fit it to my understanding of film structure (beginning, middle, and end). This time around I was able to loosen my approach and view each episode as its own emotional experience with its own rationale and style. Also, because the themes already existed, the score has a self-awareness that’s different than the first season, when it was finding itself. Does this mirror what’s happening with the characters or story? I don’t know…”
Pre-save the album: [Spotify]
01. We Get Alex Back
02. The Soul of the Universe
03. In The Alex Business
04. The Second Floor
05. Someone Who Knew Hannah
06. What Does It Feel Like?
07. Leaving Wuhan
08. You’re Bigger Than That
09. Not Being Able To Say You’re Sorry
10. Dirty Hands
11. Bradley Alone
12. Tick Tock / New Years Eve
13. I Love You
14. Hal Using Again
15. Can We Just Talk
16. Alex Quarantined
17. Mitch Takes Flight
18. I Just Miss You / Tarnished Legacy
19. Bradley Interviews Maggie
20. Am I Your Woman?
21. Fever Shower
22. Friends and Family
23. When We Die
24. Public Eye
25. Looking In The Mirror
Picking up after the explosive events of season one, “The Morning Show” season two finds the team emerging from the wreckage of Alex (Aniston) and Bradley’s (Witherspoon) actions to a new UBA and a world in flux, where identity is everything and the chasm between who we present as and who we really come into play.
Watch The Morning Show Season 2 now streaming only on Apple TV+
ABOUT CARTER BURWELL
Carter Burwell has composed the music for more than 90 feature films, including Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, Miller’s Crossing, Barton Fink, The Hudsucker Proxy, Rob Roy, Fargo, The Spanish Prisoner, Gods and Monsters, Velvet Goldmine, Three Kings, Being John Malkovich, O Brother, Where Art Thou? (BAFTA Nominee for Film Music), Before Night Falls, A Knight’s Tale, The Rookie, Adaptation., Intolerable Cruelty, No Country for Old Men, In Bruges, Burn After Reading, Twilight, Where the Wild Things Are (Golden Globe Nominee for Best Original Score), A Serious Man, The Blind Side, The Kids Are All Right, True Grit, Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 & 2, Mr. Holmes, Legend, Anomalisa, Hail, Caesar!, The Founder, Missing Link and The Good Liar.
For television, Burwell wrote the music for Apple’s drama series The Morning Show starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Billy Crudup and Steve Carell which had it first season premiere on November 1, 2019. The second season of The Morning Show premiered on September 17, 2021. Burwell also wrote the music for the comedy series Space Force starring Steve Carell which premiered on Netflix on May 29, 2020.
In 2017 Burwell wrote the music for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell, written and directed by Martin McDonagh. Burwell received an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe Award nomination for his work for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and won the British Independent Film Award for Best Music on behalf of the film.
In 2015 Burwell wrote the music for the drama Carol starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara directed by Todd Haynes which premiered in Cannes. Burwell received his first Oscar nomination for Best Original Score for Carol. He was also was nominated for a Golden Globe and a Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Carol. Burwell won the Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s Award for Best Music Score for Carol and Anomalisa.
Other recent films include Wonderstruck which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2017 and was Burwell’s fourth collaboration with director Todd Haynes, and the Coen Brothers’ The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, a six-part Western anthology film for Netflix which marked their 17th project together and premiered in November 2018. His original score for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs was named to the 2019 Oscar shortlist.
Burwell also previously worked with Todd Haynes on Velvet Goldmine and HBO’s mini-series Mildred Pierce starring Kate Winslet for which Burwell was nominated for two Emmy Awards, winning for his work in the category of Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score).
His most recent project is the upcoming Apple Original Film The Tragedy of Macbeth directed and adapted by Joel Coen starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand which opens in select theatres on December 25, 2021 and will be available to stream on Apple TV+ on January 14, 2022.
His theater work includes the chamber opera The Celestial Alphabet Event and the Mabou Mines productions Mother and Lucia’s Chapters of Coming Forth by Day.
In 2005 he developed a concert work for text and music titled Theater of the New Ear, presented in New York, London and Los Angeles. The text, by Joel and Ethan Coen and Charlie Kaufman, was performed by a dozen actors including Meryl Streep, Steve Buscemi, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Hope Davis, Peter Dinklage, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. The music was performed by the 8-member Parabola Ensemble, conducted by Mr. Burwell.
Burwell’s dance compositions include the pieces The Return of Lot’s Wife, choreographed by Sara Pearson and Patrik Widrig, and RABL, choreographed by Patrice Regnier. He has performed around the world with his own ensembles as well as others, such as The Harmonic Choir.
His writing includes the essay “Music at Six: Scoring the News Then and Now,” published in the inaugural issue of Esopus magazine in 2003 and reprinted in Harper’s Magazine in 2004, and the essay “No Country For Old Music” in the 2013 Oxford Handbook of New Audiovisual Aesthetics.
Burwell has taught and lectured at The Sundance Institute, New York University, Columbia University, and Harvard University.