The Innocents, Netflix’s new British supernatural series, takes top TV song this week with a track from Autograf featuring WYNNE.
In the show, teenager June McDaniel is eager to get away from her controlling dad and plans to leave town with her boyfriend, Harry. Autograf’s electronic track and lyrics of not knowing where she belongs underscore a scene where June and her father are in the car together before her impending escape.
Music Supervisor Becca Gatrell shares how she discovered this song and why it was an obvious choice for The Innocents. In 2017, Gatrell took herself on a solo road trip to the desert for Coachella. “I had always wanted to go and happened to be in LA, so I went for it.” There she met Rory Andrew, aka WYNNE, and recalls, “We had a blast talking music and songwriting, watching bands, and getting hyper emotional at Bon Iver!”
Upon her return from Coachella, Gatrell got in touch and WYNNE’s representatives at Glassnote sent over a selection of WYNNE songs and co-writes. Included in the collection was WYNNE’s collaboration with Chicago electronica trio Autograf on a track called ‘Nobody Knows.’
“I remember this one in particular stood out from the outset as perfect for The Innocents. It has that cinematic quality we were looking for to go with the stunning scenery, as well as the dark mysterious tone we needed. I was also looking for lyrics to tell June’s story and these felt apt for that,” said Gatrell. ‘The director and editor laid it up to the scene in episode 1 as they travel through the countryside and it worked so beautifully in that first edit, we didn’t ever even consider using anything else.”
This cinematic feel aligns with Autograf’s focus on the combination of music and art. Members Jake Carpenter, Louis Kha, and Mikul Wing merge their backgrounds in visual art with their electronic sound. With Carpenter, a sculptor and painter, and Wing, a street artist, they create interactive art and stage installations at festivals and sometimes even create their own instruments.
Rory Andrew, who performs as WYNNE, has been making a name for himself as a songwriter and producer. WYNNE has performed alongside ODESZA at Coachella and sold out venues like Red Rock Amphitheatre and NYC’s Barclay Center. WYNNE was also featured on and co-wrote ODESZA’s single, ‘Line Of Sight,’ which debuted at #1 on Billboard Electronic Charts, #1 on the iTunes Electronic Charts, and was nominated for Best Dance Recording at the 2018 Grammy Awards.
〉Listen now: Nobody Knows (ft. WYNNE) by Autograf
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