This Is Us: Music from the Series
We have laughed together, cried together and at times counted down the minutes until the newest episode. This Is Us captivated millions, our household included from the first moments of episode 1. One of the things I love about this series is the music always matches exactly what is happening on the show. There are uplifting songs, but also songs that match some more somber moments. I am a person who tends to show my emotions through the music that I listen to, so this show really captivates me in that way.
This Is Us (Music From The Series) is available for download and I got to listen to a copy. I am so impressed. I have listened to it several times since downloading and each time feel even more emotions. I also love that I can buy my own copy of the first season of This Is Us on Amazon and have it delivered right to my house using my Prime membership (yes, I am obsessed with the free shipping!!) This will be available for shipment 9/12 (TOMORROW!!!)
Nominated for 10 Emmy Awards including Outstanding Drama Series, “This Is Us” chronicles the Pearson family across the decades: from Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) as young parents in the 1980s and 1990s to their now adult kids Kevin (Justin Hartley), Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) searching for love, fulfillment and healing in the present day. This grounded, life-affirming dramedy reveals how the events in our lives – both big and small – impact who we become, and how the connections we share with each other can transcend time, distance and even death. Chris Sullivan, Susan Kelechi Watson and Ron Cephas Jones also star. “This Is Us” Season 2 premieres Tuesday, September 26 at 9pm on NBC.
The soundtrack opens with “Death With Dignity” by Sufjan Stevens, instantly recognizable as a tone-setting music cue from the series’ debut episode, and concludes with “This Is Us Score Suite” by Khosla. Also featured is a rare cover version of Peter Gabriel’s “Come Talk To Me” by Khosla’s critically acclaimed band Goldspot, which has been praised by Gabriel himself, and “We Can Always Come Back To This,” the original song composed by Khosla and Chris Pierce, performed by Brian Tyree Henry in Season 1’s pivotal “Memphis” episode. The soulful, Stax-inspired song connected with the show’s audience, topping Billboard’s Blues Singles chart at No. 1 for four consecutive weeks and reaching No. 12 on iTunes’ Top 100 Songs chart.
In continuing with the personal theme of familial relationships of the show, Goldspot’s “Evergreen Cassette (Tape Mix)” draws on Khosla’s early childhood experience of living in India with his grandparents while his parents were in the U.S., working and attending graduate school. His only form of communication with his parents was being sent an evergreen-colored cassette tape by his mother, who would speak to him, sing songs and tell him stories. “This Is Us” creator Dan Fogelman was an early fan and supporter of Goldspot.
From the writer and directors of Crazy, Stupid, Love, the team of Dan Fogelman, John Requa and Glenn Ficarra come together again for “This Is Us.”
Dan Fogelman, Jess Rosenthal, Ken Olin, John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Charlie Gogolak, Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger executive produce. “This Is Us” is produced by 20th Century Fox Television.
Something else I love about This Is Us Music From The Series is that I can reconnect with someone from my teenage years, Mandy Moore who has a song on the new series album. It is called Willin’ and I absolutely love it. She has grown so much in her music ability and shows she is truly a grown up in her acting and music. Check it out on Youtube below and let us know what you think!