It was a bittersweet farewell for fans of Lana Wachowski’s richly diverse and vibrant Sense8, and the series finale gives us our top songs last week.
According to Sense8 Music Editor Ethan Stoller (see our interview with Ethan about the music of Sense8 season 2), the erotic final scene of the special episode intercut both versions of Ludovico Einaudi’s “Experience,” moving back and forth between the original and the Starkey Remix as the scene progressed. This landed the two in a virtual tie for the top spot. And also created some confusion and debate among fans when they couldn’t find the exact version that appeared in the show.
Einaudi is an Italian pianist and composer who has released several solo albums and composed the scores for a number of films and trailers, including Black Swan, This Is England, The Intouchables and I’m Still Here, and the TV miniseries Doctor Zhivago. Two years ago he teamed up with Greenpeace to release his video “Elegy for the Arctic” which shows him performing the piece among the ice floes to bring attention to the impact of climate change. Philadelphia-based producer Starkey collaborated with Einaudi for the remix of “Experience” which was released as part of a collection of remixes of tracks from Einaudi’s “In A Time Lapse” album.
Sense8 music dominated Tunefind’s trending music chart over the weekend. Series composer Gabriel Mounsey also has fans tracking him down for some of his original songs and remixes from the finale, including his remix of Magnetic Fields’ “Nothing Matters When You’re Dancing.” He has confirmed that particular remix will not be released, but fans are holding out hope that “Sans Jour Dance Fight” (by Gabriel Mounsey, series creator Lana Wachowski, Xoe Wise) and “Eiffel Fireworks” (by Gabriel Mounsey and Lana Wachowski) will become available. Mounsey has hinted at a likely release of “Eiffel Fireworks” featuring vocals by Xoe Wise, calling it “A Love Letter” to the show’s passionate fans. Stay tuned.
〉Listen now: Experience by Ludovico Einaudi
〉Listen now: Experience (Starkey Remix) by Ludovico Einaudi
〉The full Sense8 soundtrack song list
〉More popular music last week