We talked with Lindsay Wolfington about what makes a song right for OTH, why music is so important to the show, and what Peyton and the gang would have in their CD collections.
We scored an interview with Lindsay Wolfington, music
supervisor for One Tree Hill.
One Tree Hill Newsletter: What makes a song or
album One Tree Hill-worthy? What qualities do you look for in a song (moodiness,
minor keys, provocative lyrics)?
Lindsay Wolfington: We definitely have a sound. Travis's "Reoffender"
was on our soundtrack -- that was our first cliffhanger, and that's been
the model for what our cliffhanger songs are like. It's a very lush sound
[featuring] guitars, piano, and multiple instruments. The words we use
are usually heartfelt. At the end of every episode, we use a song over
a montage. We call that our coda song. In music, that's the summing up
- the ending. Those songs capture the tone of the episode. Usually soaring,
OTH Newsletter: We received a question from a fan: "I wanted
to ask, will there be a soundtrack to the show every season also? Because
the songs are so great and I don't know the names and bands, so I was
just wondering if there would be [another] soundtrack."
Lindsay Wolfington: There will be a second soundtrack
this year that will coincide with a Peyton storyline. We would love to
do a soundtrack each year, but that is decided year by year.
Other scoop from Lindsay:
Chicago pop-punk/emo band Fall
Out Boy will make an appearance on OTH this fall! Check
out their site for more info on this awesome band.
Looking for new CDs, but not sure where to start? Get inspired by these
lists of CDs in your fave characters' collections!
Peyton's CD Collection:
The Get Up Kids
Cheap Trick (on vinyl)
Jimmy Eat World
The Hold Steady
A Tribe Called Quest
Fall Out Boy
Magnolia Electric Company
Black Eyed Peas
All American Rejects
Beginning next week, we'll feature Lindsay's top musical picks -- from
back-to-school albums to hot new up-and-comers. To get all the scoop first,
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