T-Bone Burnett is no stranger to composition for TV and film. His 2013 project with The Civil Wars, the now defunct indie folk sensation, was a magnificent hit with music fans across the spectrum. A Place At The Table marked a return for Burnett to more prominent feature as both a composer, producer, and contributor. Now he has taken the next step as the man behind the music of HBO’s True Detective.
A soundtrack that brings back John Paul White (of the Civil Wars) along with music from jazz icon Cassandra Wilson, Bob Dylan, Nick Cave, Lera Lynn and others, the gritty police drama has more of a backbone with this ensemble of music supporting it.
The soundtrack includes 14 songs from the first two seasons of True Detective, with Burnett serving as producer. Opening the album is Leonard Cohen’s Nevermind, the legendary songwriter’s return to recording from 2014. “I live among you well disguised” is perfectly fitting for the series.
The somber soundtrack for True Detective has been a highly requested item for the network and the show, with fans clamoring for the release of music for months. Prior to the compilation of tracks, the best bet for fans of the show to acquire the music has been Google and iTunes searches, with some songs unavailable until now.
The True Detective album soundtrack is now available for purchase here.