Maisie Peters has shared the track “Funeral,” a heartfelt ballad featuring GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter and guitarist, James Bay. The original song is featured on the Trying: Season 2 (Apple TV+ Original Series Soundtrack). The duo is set to perform the track for the first time on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Monday, May 10.
Written entirely by Peters and producer Joe Rubel (Ed Sheeran, L Devine), the Trying: Season 2 (Apple TV+ Original Series Soundtrack) features co-writes with Bay and Sophie ‘Frances’ Cooke, as well as collaborations with BRITs Rising Star winner, Griff, and Ivor Novello nominated folk-rockers, Bear’s Den. The full soundtrack will be released via Elektra Records on Friday, May 21, and is available for pre-order now.
Having been spotted during soundcheck on a location scout by Trying producer Jim O’Hanlon, Peters was invited to make a cameo appearance on the first season of the Apple Original Series, where she performed her track “Favourite Ex.” Following the performance, she was reapproached to helm the entire soundtrack for season two, in turn, becoming one of the youngest musicians in history to write and curate an original soundtrack at only 20 years old. Peters now joins an elite group of musicians, such as Prince, Karen O, and Jay-Z, who have all helmed single-artist soundtracks during their careers.
Peters says: “Being asked to make a whole soundtrack was a huge challenge as I’d never done anything like that before, but it was super interesting to me, so, I said ‘yes.’ Having spoken with Jim [O’Hanlon] and reading all the scripts, I started piecing it together with Joe [Rubel] and we wrote the bulk of it in two months last winter over FaceTime. Building the universe was so fun, and it was really special getting to collaborate with James, Griff, and Bear’s Den, as I’ve been big fans of them most of my life.”
TRYING: SEASON 2 (APPLE TV+ ORIGINAL SERIES SOUNDTRACK)’ TRACKLIST
1. Episode 1 – Neck Of The Woods
2. Episode 2 – Milhouse
3. Episode 3 – Funeral (feat. James Bay)
4. Episode 4 – Helicopter
5. Episode 5 – Happy Hunting Ground (feat. Griff)
6. Episode 6 – I Want You To Change (Because You Want To Change) (feat. Bear’s Den)
7. Episode 7 – The Party
8. Episode 8 – Glowing Review
9. Lunar Years
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