Emily in Paris returned for its second season on December 22nd, along with the release of an original song. This year’s season finale features a song performed by the cast that was the most popular song on Tunefind last week.
Halfway through the final episode of the season, Mindy and the band perform at a Chinese supper club. Mindy is feeling low when Benoît begins playing their song. Emily sits with Alfie and Gabriel, enjoying the performance.
“This season of Emily in Paris gave us so many fun opportunities for on-camera song moments, but the chance to create this original song for Mindy and Benoît’s storyline was such an exciting prospect,” shared Emily in Paris music supervisor Brienne Rose. “Ashley Park had mentioned working with Freddy Wexler, so after a creative conversation, we knew he was the perfect fit to write a unique song for the show!”
Brienne Rose continued sharing the process stating, “Freddy brought so many important elements together for ‘Mon Soleil’; we talked about influences like Serge Gainsbourg, and some classic Parisian romantic songs…but with a fresh take to compliment the show’s aesthetic. He wove all of those elements together seamlessly to create something that captures the feeling of Paris and our show, so perfectly! The recording process was an international effort, and turned out so beautifully with Ashley and Kevin’s vocals.”
“I think everyone who worked on this song and on the show has been singing ‘Mon Soleil’ for months, so it is unbelievably thrilling to see it out in the world now, and resonating with fans and people in a real way,” said Rose.
Ashley Park is a Tony-nominated singer and actress. In Emily in Paris season 1, Park performed her version of ‘La Vie en Rose’ and in season 2 she performed ‘Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friends’ and ‘Falling Slowly’, a duet with co-star Kevin Dias. All of the tracks are available on the Emily in Paris soundtrack album released on December 31st. In addition to Emily in Paris, Park appeared in Tina Fey’s comedy series about a 90s girl group, GIRLS5EVA as well as the Broadway musical production of Mean Girls.
〉Listen now: Mon Soleil by Ashley Park
〉More music by Ashley Park
〉Full list of songs in the Emily in Paris soundtrack