[S5E6] Love Song
Another week of Yellowstone season 5 and another handful of songs added to the soundtrack. If after watching the episode you're searching to listen to the songs from Yellowstone season 5 episode 6, "Cigarettes, Whiskey, a Meadow and You," we're here to help.
[S5E6] Love Song
Many fans have been loving the country songs being prominently featured in the show, several of which have been hidden gems. This has included Shane Smith and the Saints (who Taylor Sheridan has previously proclaimed his fandom of on the show), Zach Bryan, Senora May and Aubrie Sellers. However, the two from season 5 episode 6 are more well-known country music stars.
She starts off the festivities with "Watermelon Moonshine," which is from Wilson's most recent album, Bell Bottom Country. Wilson performs one more song from that album in the episode, "Hold My Halo." Check out the music videos right here.
Ryan Bingham has been on Yellowstone since season 1. Though he has a few other high-profile credits to his name, including Hostiles and Crazy Heart, acting is not his primary talent. Bingham was the Grammy and Academy Award-winning songwriter for "The Weary Kind," which was featured in Crazy Heart. He's also released six studio albums and a live album.
Samurai asks Hank to help Kali write lyrics for a song. While listening to Kali tell the story of how she came to L.A., Hank flashes back to his first days in California with Karen. Hank tries to apologize to Karen and Becca for something he didn't do while Bates's relapse gives both he and his wife headaches. Hanks and Kali sleep together to celebrate finishing the song. Karen admits to Hank that she may have made a mistake marrying Richard.
Three of the schoolboys meet Trewlove in the woods. Bodnar appears and tells the boys to leave. Rackway says to Bodnar Qui non nobiscum adversus nos est. This means He that is not with us is against us.
The show's use of music has impressed over the previous four seasons, ranging from David Bowie to Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone to Kate Bush, using tracks to heighten intensity or provide contrast to the on-screen action. Here is every song continuing the soundtrack for The Handmaid's Tale in season 5, broken down by episode.
"All I Have to Do is Dream" by The Everly Brothers - This song plays in season 5 of The Handmaid's Tale as June is sitting in the bathtub reveling in the memory of killing Fred. It's a scene reminiscent of Lady Macbeth feebly trying to rinse the blood from her hands. Both of them, of course, did more than dream. They made their dreams of revenge and power come true.
"Gettin' Happy" by Dolly Parton - This song by country queen Dolly Parton is an odd choice for the scene where June and her co-conspirators get together to celebrate their revenge over Fred. But its lyrics highlight the contrast between familiar romance tropes in stories and the vision of Margaret Atwood's characters who pursue their own happiness by taking revenge on the patriarchal systems of oppression that have held them down.
"All I Have to Do is Dream" by The Everly Brothers - Calling back to episode 1, this song returns on the soundtrack of The Handmaid's Tale season 5, episode 2. This time, it plays as June lays in bed and is treated to a montage of all the ways the villain Serena mistreated her. Her revenge-filled present gives way to the dreams of an unpleasant past.
"Always My Forever" by Mike Mains - This song plays as June, Luke, and their friends play Scrabble at their house in Canada. During the game, June suffers more flashbacks to the past. Luke tries feebly to comfort her.
"Mirror Image" by Trey Wright - This plays when Serena attends Commander Lawrence's dinner party with Commander Mackenzie and his wife. There the group discusses everything from exports to Agnes, ending with Serena strongly hinting that she and Lawrence get married, given how dimly Gilead views single men in positions of power. This was the only featured song in episode 3, with the focus on a powerful dramatic score instead.
"The Chain" by Kerala Dust - This cover of the famous Fleetwood Mac song overlaps two scenes in The Handmaid's Tale season 5 episode 4. A battle begins to rage outside of Serena's new home outside of Gilead, and June has made sure to bring a gun. After escaping, she and Luke manage to get to the car where he asks to see her gun. Finally happy that the two are on the same page, the song begins to play as they make love. Then, the tune overlaps as Serena is taken in an SUV back to her new home, where Ezra and Alanis are waiting for her. The electronic score perfectly accompanies June and Luke's reigniting passion for one another while also lending a sense of foreboding to Serena's scene.
"Let's Stay Together" by Al Green - This tune appears twice in The Handmaid's Tale season 5, episode 5. First sung by Luke and June, and secondly when the original song plays. While Luke and June search for answers about Hannah they meet a Guardian named Jaeden, who passes them intel inside a defunct bowling alley. Since the two cannot make safe passage out at first, they are stuck with the Guardian overnight in the bowling alley. In a brief interlude from the chaos of the episode, Luke decides to play "Let's Stay Together" on the alley organ while June dances to the music. The song can be heard again over the end credits. The song acts as a sweet break in an episode that only heats up as it moves forward.
"Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13, Pathetique: II. Adagio Cantabile" by Jeno Jando - The Handmaid's Tale season 5, episode 6 is quite a doozy, with a lot going on very quickly. In addition, the episode turns the narrative on its head when audiences see Serena actually shoot Ezra over June and load her into a car at gunpoint. The piano sonata plays during a scene of entrapment. Aunt Lydia finds out that Putnam got Esther pregnant by rape and proceeds to tell Commander Lawrence. Lawrence then invites Putnam and Nick over to his house for whiskey and cigars, where they congratulate him over his new baby. It's during this scene that the one and only song of the episode plays. Putnam gets his just desserts when Nick shoots him dead after he's dragged out of a restaurant by Guardians.
"I'll Be Your Mirror" by Clem Snide - The basic premise of The Handmaid's Tale season 5, episode 8, sees June attempting to get Hannah back, while Commander Lawrence unveils his plans for New Bethlehem and Serena faces a huge choice regarding the Wheelers and Noah. The song "I'll Be Your Mirror" comes at a sweet moment within the episode. At the house where June lives with Moira, Luke, and Nichole, June is given the chance to sing to her child. She sings the aforementioned song and tells her little girl that it was Hannah's favorite. This really hammers home the fact that June's one and only goal is to get Hannah back. It's the focus of The Handmaid's Tale season 5, episode 8, as most of the installment is spent with Lawrence and June discussing New Bethlehem and the possibilities of getting Hannah away from Gilead. It's a sweet and melodic tune that really brings home June's grief over the whole situation.
"Kokomo" by The Beach Boys - It seems that poor June just can't catch a break, and Gilead will forever be hot on her tail. After a particularly emotional meeting with Tuello, June walks back toward the house when she hears a truck blasting the song "Kokomo" by The Beach Boys. The truck's engine roars, and she tries her best to get back to the house quickly, to no avail. The truck runs her down from behind and then backs up over her, crushing her forearm in the process. It's at this point that audiences are made privy to the fact that there's a Gilead sticker on the back of the vehicle. Luke runs to her rescue and pulls the perpetrator out of the truck and the two get into a knock-down-drag-out fight. While Luke wins the brawl, he also puts the driver in the hospital, leading to the cops putting out a warrant for his arrest.
What makes a granddad? The granddad, who he is?Could it be the way he walks or is it just the way he talksOr also sings or carries me or builds my cubby in the treeThat's what I remember when I think about him nowI can't remember how he looks but I love him anyhow.That's what I remember when I think about him nowI can't remember how he looks but I love him anyhow.That's what I remember when I think about him nowI can't remember how he looks but I love him anyhow.
While we're sad to see that Queens of Dogtown are no more, the TV series Californication still features some great tunes. In one of the most dramatic episodes of season 5 (episode 6: Love Song), Hank Moody (David Duchovny) finds himself writing the lyrics for Samurai Apocalypse's (RZA) new song. The singer, Kali, has writer's block and gives Hank a heart-breaking background story that parallels his own.
To tell you the truth, this song hasn't been identified yet. As of the writing of this article, the soundtrack for Californication season 5 hasn't been released yet so this is mostly speculation. RZA, a.k.a Samurai Apocalypse, does play the piano in real life so it is possible that the tune is his own creation. As for Kali, portrayed by Meagan Good, we're unsure as to whether she sings or not in this episode but it's a safe bet to assume that she doesn't. Earlier in the season, in episode 2, Nikki Leonti fills in for the vocal so it's a possibility that Leonti also does this one. That song was named Strand Me Here.
During the end sequence with Karen and Hank, another song begins to play leading into the credits. This track is actually a real song by post-rockers Bye Horus and is named Strange Balloons Mount Toward Infinity. Bye Horus have confirmed via Twitter that it was used in Californication.
"The Hobbit, The Sofa, and Digger Stiles" - Marty, aka "Naked Guy," makes his first appearance."An Affair to Remember" - Kirk goes a date with Lulu and miraculously doesn't blow it."Luke Can See Her Face" - "If you crave love, then you deserve love." 041b061a72