‘90210’: It’s a scene on Soundtrack 90210 (with a sneak preview from the album)
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Remember that awesome opening scene in this season’s premiere of “90210”? It was the music that made that scene for me. Iconic, retro, youthful – everything you’re supposed to feel as the gals stripped to their bathing suits and jumped into that convertible. That was “Cat and Mouse” by L.A.-based pop-soul duo Nikki & Rich. What about that “random” choreographed dance at the beach club bash? That was “The Freakalator” – a moment brought to you by Soundmaster T and Jah Rista.
My point? The music of “90210” is a huge part of what makes the show as memorable as it is. CBS Records is banking on that with today’s release of ‘Soundtrack 90210' – 15 tracks that will all have their own starring moments this season. The album includes well-known artists like Adele, N.E.R.D. and The All-American Rejects, but also promises to introduce some artists you may not know like MuteMath, Parachute and Stars Crashing Cars.
“I think it’s what we’re trying to do musically for the show,” says “90210” Music Supervisor Scott Vener. “Not just play one sort of genre for the show, but be able to play almost any sort of music. Good music is good music and it would be great to have people who are watching the show discover new music.”
Vener and “90210” Executive Producer Rebecca Sinclair say they listened to dozens of songs before choosing the ones that would make it onto the soundtrack and ultimately onto future episodes. “We really wanted to find exclusive stuff from artists,” explains Vener. “So whatever people sort of offered up, all of us collectively went through it, and we just sort of by committee voted on it and went from there.”
Will Dailey, a singer/songwriter out of Boston, was asked to submit a song for the album. It not only made it on, but it’s also heavily featured in the album’s promotion. “I didn’t have a home for this song,” says Dailey. “So the soundtrack just set it up perfectly and I had a ton of fun recording it.’
It’s no wonder Dailey’s song “You’re So Cold” made the cut. It fits right in with ‘90210’s’ theme of teen angst. He wrote it about the moment a young man realizes that he’s not going to get the girl he’s been obsessing about. According to Dailey, that’s not always a bad thing. “It’s the moment when you release,’ explains Dailey. ‘You’ve come to terms with it and you’re writing that person off. That song is all about that moment of clarity.”
For more information on ‘Soundtrack 90210,’ go to http://www.cwtv.com/thecw/soundtrack-90210
-- Jethro Nededog (follow me on Twitter @TheRealJethro)
Album art and song clip courtesy of CBS Records
Photo: Singer/songwriter Will Dailey’s “You’re So Cold” is featured on ‘Soundtrack 90210.’ Credit: Will Dailey