Music is a huge part of television. The right orchestral piece can add incredible drama and the correct bit of rock can add pop to a scene. Crawford definitely uses music to that advantage.
Available for streaming viaÂ CBC.caÂ and the CBC TV app, Crawford centres on a dysfunctionalÂ family headed by Cynthia (Jill Hennessy), an award-winning cereal executive trying to juggle work, her husband Owen, and her lover; and Owen (John Carroll Lynch), a former police chief who suffered a bullet wound on the job and communicates via an app on his smartphone. Adding to the nuttiness are siblings Don (Kyle Mac), a musician who returns home following an emotional breakdown; Wendy (Alice Moran), Brian (Daniel Davis Yang) and a family of raccoons. Yes, you read that right. Raccoons.
Now CBC Music has teamed with Crawford co-creators Mike Clattenburg and Mike O’Neill for the ultimate playlist.Â The series’ original soundtrack, along with additional songs from TUNS, The Weeknd, The Tragically Hip, A Tribe Called Quest, Tracy Chapman, Prince, Holy Fuck and Rush make up a list of 92 curated tracks. Check them out below.
â€œItâ€™s what would happen if some of the of the people who worked on Crawford, including me, took turns playing music at a party. Some of it is thematic some of it is personal,â€ Oâ€™Neill says. Clattenburg, Oâ€™Neill and executive producer Laura Michalchyshyn, and castâ€”Jill Hennessy, John Carroll Lynch, Kyle Mac, Alice Moran, Daniel Davis Yangâ€”share some of the music that served as inspiration while writing and filming the series.
In the below video, O’Neill and Clattenburg discuss how they scored Crawford‘s original soundtrack.
Crawfordâ€˜s first season is available for streaming viaÂ CBC.caÂ and the CBC TV app. It will be broadcast on CBC later this year.
Images courtesy of CBC.