Tunefind: Sex Education Will School You in Music, Too
"Sex Education, the new Netflix original series from the UK, features a stellar soundtrack bringing together tracks from Beth Ditto, The Smiths, Chip Taylor, Ann Peebles, Bikini Kill and many more. Plus a ton of existing and original tracks from American rocker Ezra Furman. It’s an eclectic mix that has had fans desperate to find the music.
At Tunefind we often see a big spike in activity around new shows – especially Netflix shows where audiences quickly binge their way through a season – but Sex Education has broken all our previous records for a new show premiere.
This smart British dramedy stars Asa Butterfield as an awkward teen named Otis with a sex therapist for a mum (played by Gillian Anderson). Despite his lack of, ahem, experience, Otis teams up with savvy tough girl Maeve (Emma Mackey) to run a secret sex clinic for their fellow students.
Music supervisors Matt Biffa (The End of the F**king World, Lovesick) and Ciara Elwis (Derry Girls) ran point on music for the series, working with composer Oli Julian (Catastrophe) for original score. The series soundtrack also features at least 15 tracks by Ezra Furman, including many off his previously released albums, plus a number of covers and original tracks written just for Sex Education. Furman and his band, The Visions, even have a cameo as the band performing at the school dance in episode 7."
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