It’s not a surprise to anyone that the HBO TV series The Leftovers has some of the best music on television today. Not only has it been scored by the phenomenal British-German composer Max Richter, it also features some of the best contemporary music as well.
Case in point country singer Sturgill Simpson’s ‘The Promise‘ was featured on The Leftovers on Sunday night — (Season 2, Episode 9 – “Ten Thirteen“). A track that is a brilliantly melancholy and gorgeous cover of When In Rome’s synth pop hit song of the same name. It’s the track that was playing when Meg and Tommy kissed at the dance.
As for Sturgill Simpson, he is an interesting artist. Both of his albums albums were released independently, and Sturgill himself seems to enjoy staying away from the big label type scene as much as he can.
Instead, he prides himself on being able to make albums for a small amount of money (his second album Metamodern Sounds in Country Music was made for only $4,000, and for his down country life with his family and dog.
Listen to Sturgill Simpson’s ‘The Promise‘ in the video below. Isn’t that just the most surprising and prettiest cover you have heard in a while?