Euphoria is back for season two serving chaos, character development, outfit inspo, and music every Sunday. London-based musician Timothy Lee McKenzie, aka Labrinth, is well known for scoring and creating the soundtrack for season one. Euphoria music supervisor Jen Malone sourced a lot more music for season two spanning genres and decades. The original Labrinth music that you subconsciously associate Euphoria with is still prevalent with songs from their original score and new unreleased music for this season. Malone added recognizable hits, deep cuts, throwbacks, and songs you’ve never heard of from emerging artists this season. We’re halfway through season 2, and there are more music-filled episodes to come.
After all the jokes about Malone working overtime for the soundtrack this season, episode 5 was a break musically but arguably the heaviest episode yet emotionally as we watch Rue hit rock bottom. Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen the episode yet. We knew it was coming, the intervention when Rue’s loved ones inevitably realized she wasn’t sober and hadn’t been for quite some time. Give Zendaya an Emmy because her portrayal of addiction was heartbreaking and painful to watch but brutally honest. Ahead of the episode, Zendaya shared a post on Instagram giving her perspective on Rue’s journey. Speaking about Rue she says “if you can love her, then you can love someone that is struggling with the same thing, and maybe have a greater understanding of the pain they’re facing, that is often out of their control.”
Episode 5 Tracklist
“We All Knew” by Labrinth
“What a Fool Believes” by The Doobie Brothers
“Yeh I Fuckin’ Did It (Euphoria)” by Labrinth
“It Never Rains in Southern California” by Albert Hammond
*original Labrinth music from this season has not been released yet, only the songs available to stream are added to the playlist.
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, visit the CCSA for a list of local helplines in Canada or AAC for a list of helplines in the US.
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