Labrinth’s work as a composer for the score for Euphoria has been instrumental in the show’s cultural imprint. The orchestral vocals, futuristic production and sonic ingenuity soundtrack the characters’ quest for elation and ecstasy.
Songs like “Still Don’t Know My Name” and “Yeh I F*ckin’ Did It” have found personal connections with audiences regardless of their relation to the show. As a producer and artist in his own right, Labrinth brings a unique approach to composing for Euphoria. In television, scenes are traditionally outfitted with established licensed music, like Episode 1 featuring DMX’s “Party Up.”
An early version of “Never Felt So Alone” had been previewed in Euphoria, the hit HBO series that Labrinth scores. “Whoever said I had a song called ‘never felt soo alone?’” he asked on Twitter in 2019, responding to the collective realization that the song that had been briefly teased on the show but wasn’t included on the acclaimed season one soundtrack. In 2020, Labrinth won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for Euphoria’s “All for Us.” Coming up, he’ll perform at the 2023 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 15 and April 22.
Labrinth teams up with Eilish for brand new single
Labrinth has helmed the score and soundtrack for both seasons of Euphoria, capturing the menacing presence of Nate Jacobs (Jacob Elordi) and the internal tug-of-war between Rue (Zendaya) and her addictive desires in fleeting, often atmospheric songs. “Never Felt So Alone” appeared once again during season two this past year, but was still absent from the accompanying album. Now, the musician has revealed that the waiting game was part of getting everything just right — and that included recruiting Billie Eilish for the official recording.
“I thought you were my new best friend/Wish I knew better then/Who knew you were just out to get me/My whole world just fell apart,” sings Eilish on the eerie new single. The track’s accompanying music video is set to release Friday morning.
Labrinth and Eilish also performed the song at one of Eilish’s December concerts at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California. Eilish, who appears in Donald Glover’s new series, Swarm, released her last album, Happier Than Ever, in 2021. Last year, she headlined Coachella and released two new songs, “TV” and “The 30th.” She also won an Academy Award.
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