The New Pope - Music From The HBO series
Lele Marchitelli: Bio
Daniele Marchitelli (born 12 January 1955), best known as Lele Marchitelli, is an Italian musician and composer. Born in Rome, Marchitelli studied guitar and bass as an autodidact. Between 1976 and 1977 he was a member of the group Americanta. Between late 1970s and early 1980s he collaborated as a bassist to some albums by Maria Carta and Carlo Siliotto and was a member of the group Gramigna. Starting from 1984, Marchitelli focused on composing, first music for commercials, and later scores for films and television series. He was nominated two times for David di Donatello for best score and five times for Silver Ribbon for best score.
Milan Records today releases THE NEW POPE (ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK FROM THE SKY – HBO – CANAL+ SERIES produced by FREMANTLE'S THE APARTMENT and WILDSIDE, co-produced with HAUT ET COURT TV and THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO) with music by LELE MARCHITELLI. Available everywhere now, the album features score music written by Marchitelli for Paolo Sorrentino's nine-episode original series starring Jude Law and John Malkovich. Also included on the album is the show's theme song from Sofi Tukker and Charlie Barker, a special new edit of Afterhours' "Voglio Una Pelle Splendida" recorded specifically for the show, Recondite & Henrik Schwarz' techno classic "Motion" and more – full tracklist below. Created by Academy Award-winning director Paolo Sorrentino (Youth, The Great Beauty) and his follow-up to 2016's The Young Pope, The New Pope premiered on HBO in January and airs on Monday nights at 9:00pm ET.
The horny pope show is back. Habemus sexy papam. After a three-year gap, HBO's The Young Pope - Paolo Sorrentino's show about Pius XIII, a young, hot pope played by Jude Law - returned in January, only now it's called The New Pope, and instead of Diane Keaton wearing a nun's habit, it features John Malkovich wearing eyeliner.
It was only after listening to "Good Time Girl" on repeat for a few days that I decided to explore the rest of the soundtrack. Listening to it - a mix of classical, pop, and electronica - is like moving through water. The songs have a moody, liquid, sensual feel to them. There's Lily Allen in "What You Waiting For" singing about being suffocated by all the empty space in her head; Arum Rae in "Should I" wondering if she should hold back on date or let go; recompositions of Bach's Cello Suites by Peter Gregson.
The New Pope soundtrack makes me feel cool, lonely, excited, sad, and a little angry all at the same time. It makes me want to put on a fur coat and red lipstick and then lie despondently on the floor for an hour, staring at cracks in the ceiling, or slip into a grimy basement club for an hour on a weeknight, alone, make out with a stranger in the bathroom, and then leave. It is music to listen to when you finally say, "Fuck it," and send a risky text to that person you like, or while you smoke a cigarette on your stoop and mentally draft perfect, icy insults you will probably never deliver. Photo: HBO
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