“The Morning Show” is just ramping up its second season on AppleTV+, and…one aspect of it that has been consistently good is Carter Burwell’s score.

The famed composer has been churning out excellent work since the mid-1980s, working with acclaimed filmmakers like the Coen Brothers, David Mamet, Spike Jonze, Todd Haynes, and Martin McDonagh, among others. After working on a couple of limited series, Burwell recently started scoring full-on TV shows like “Space Force” and, of course, “The Morning Show.”

There's a good mixture of emotions here, too, transitioning from ominous to almost spiritual to uplifting, and then finally back toward ominous again. The official press release describes the sound like this: "Burwell's urbane keyboard-based score enhances the daily dramas illustrated in the award-winning series."

“When I worked on the first season of ‘The Morning Show’ I had no experience with episodic television and kept trying to fit it to my understanding of film structure (beginning, middle, and end),” Burwell said in a statement. “This time around I was able to loosen my approach and view each episode as its own emotional experience with its own rationale and style. Also, because the themes already existed, the score has a self-awareness that’s different than the first season, when it was finding itself. Does this mirror what’s happening with the characters or story? I don’t know…”

Lakeshore Records will release “The Morning Show” season 2 soundtrack digitally on October 1, 2021.

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