The Spanish teen drama/thriller Élite returned to Netflix for season 2 September 6th and jumped straight to the top of our TV music chart with a song from Amsterdam electronic duo CUT_.
Omar (played by Omar Ayuso) and Ander (played by Arón Piper) share an intimate moment after Omar yells at Ander’s parents.
In addition to taking top TV song, ‘Out Of Touch’ took the #1 spot on the Shazam Top 50 Discovery chart on Apple Music this week. CUT_ was thrilled with the fan reaction, sharing, “We are so happy with all the response we’re getting especially with all the hearts we can touch with this message. The love coming our way has been overwhelming.”
They continued across Twitter, Instagram and Facebook posting, “We are SUPERPROUD to have been featured in the Spanish Netflix series @elitenetflix with our song ‘Out of Touch.’ The scene is very intense, beautiful and groundbreaking (especially for such a successful and widely watched series)!!”
CUT_ duo members Belle Doron (vocals/songwriter) and Sebastiaan Dutilh (production/songwriter) were excited by their song placement, by Élite music supervisor Lynn Fainchtein, saying, “We couldn’t have thought of a better match and we are in love with the fact we can be part of a message about love and acceptance between people NO MATTER who you are or where you’re from. Omar Ayuso and Arón Piper thank you for this beautiful scene. <3 <3 <3.”
Élite has continued to grab attention from fans with the stellar soundtrack and earlier this year the show took home the win for Outstanding Scripted Television Series (Spanish-Language) at the 30th GLAAD Media Awards. When the series premiered it landed as “One to Watch” on the TV shows driving music discovery on Tunefind.
The Dutch duo CUT_ took off after their 2014 viral release of a cover of ‘Papaoutai’ by Belgian singer Stromae. They translated the song into English, though with a French chorus, and altered the mood with a slower, darker pace. CUT_ vocalist Doron has commented on the duo’s style and musical inspiration stating, “We feel our music is a crossover between dark alternative electronics and edgy pop music. Trying to combine our love for the two, we’ve been very inspired by a new style of songwriting that’s been greatly evolving the last few years. Acts such as Flume, Aluna George and Jamie XX paved a fresh way for us. One that we’re happy to walk.”
In addition, Sebastiaan Dutilh spoke about how important video and visuals are for the well-rounded duo, “We find that live shows are a way to really distinguish yourself as an artist nowadays, especially when, like in our case, the music is focused on electronic production. We make a point of doing everything live.”
〉Listen now: Out of Touch by CUT_
〉More music by CUT_
〉Full list of songs featured in the Élite soundtrack