Take a deep breath everyone. You can finally get “Fragile World.”
Released today, the Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments soundtrack album (available on iTunes | Amazon | Spotify) includes several tracks recorded especially for the show. Including the insanely popular “Fragile World,” which fans have been desperate to find ever since actor Alberto Rosende (who plays Simon on the show) performed the song during a recent episode.
Shadowhunters music supervisor Lindsay Wolfington shared some exclusive behind-the-scenes on songs featured on the album. Aside from the series theme song, “This Is the Hunt” by Ruelle (always a Tunefind favorite artist), the other original songs were all co-written and produced by Sam Hollander. While you may not recognize his name, he’s behind a long list of chart-topping hits from the likes of Weezer, Train, One Direction, Fitz and the Tantrums, Good Charlotte, and many many more.
Lindsay shares more about how “Fragile World” and the other original songs came about:
“We knew Alberto [Rosende] could sing. He sings in the pilot, as his character is in a band, and the writers were planning for him to get back to these roots in 2B. The writers wanted him to perform in episode 2013, so right as 2B began shooting, we reached out to Sam. Our Executive Producers Todd [Slavkin], Darren [Swimmer] and Matt [Hastings] wanted Simon’s song to speak to his struggle, which was him being caught between two worlds (the vampire and human world) and being an outsider (a Downworlder and a Daylighter). We also knew that production-wise, we wanted it to be a song that Simon could create alone, with just keyboard and loops, which you see in his performance at Hunter’s Moon.”
〉Check out Tunefind for the full list of Shadowhunters songs, listed by episode.