Obsessed with the Soundtracks to ‘Euphoria’ and ‘Yellowjackets’? Thank Music Supervisor Jen Malone

Malone talks Lana del Rey, the secret to music supervision, and her favorite TV music moments.

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Obsessed with the soundtracks to euphoriaHBO and Yellowjackets ? Thank music supervisor Jen Malone

Malone talks Lana del Rey, the secret to music supervision, and her favorite TV music moments.

episode had a new Lana Del Rey song. Tell me about that.That came from our soundtrack partner, Interscope Records, who we’ve been working with to get new, unreleased songs for the show, and that was one of them. I sent that over to our editor, like, “We need to find a home for this one.” It’s beautiful. It’s perfect. It’s

Euphoria. You’ll see it this week!So we should expect a lot more unreleased music throughout the season?I don’t want to spoil anything, except that three is my favorite episode. I had so much fun on that episode. The story that Sam is telling this season is amazing. We’re all very proud of the music, and how that helps tell the story.

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Euphoria episode had a new Lana Del Rey song. Tell me about that. That came from our soundtrack partner, Interscope Records, who we’ve been working with to get new, unreleased songs for the show, and that was one of them. I sent that over to our editor, like, “We need to find a home for this one.” It’s beautiful. It’s perfect. It’s Euphoria . You’ll see it this week! So we should expect a lot more unreleased music throughout the season? I don’t want to spoil anything, except that three is my favorite episode. I had so much fun on that episode. The story that Sam is telling this season is amazing. We’re all very proud of the music, and how that helps tell the story. What are your research go-tos? Instagram. SoundCloud. Twitter. Twitch. This one DJ, his name is Jake Rudh, has this show on Twitch—which I still don’t even know how to use, only put on. He plays a lot of ’80s and ’90s new wave. Discogs is always helpful, especially with catalogue stuff. Research is so much a part of our job. We’ll end up learning anything and everything about a genre. Or need to find a label that was only active from ’67 to ’69. I literally print out whitepages.com, crossing out phone numbers trying to find a person. When the writer has passed, you can’t just find the estate doing a quick Google search. As morbid as it sounds, we rely a lot on obituaries. It will say survived by, and you see what local paper it’s in, then I can search the relatives, and make a lot of really strange calls. I’m convinced I have a second career in private investigation. Does your job change how you watch films and TV? Oh my God, yes. Even my husband, who hears me talking about it so much, will be like “How much do you think that cost?” And I’m like, “Oh, he’s an easy clear.” And I notice the good placements— I remember Sex Education