Listen to Brian Eno and David Byrne’s ‘One Fine Day’ from The Bear, Season 1, Ep. 4

The Hulu food comedy drama series The Bear has got to be one of the best shows in recent years when it comes to its soundtrack.


(Well, and its story too)

Hell, what with songs from R.E.M., Van Morrison, Sufjan Stevens, The Breeders, Counting Crows, and Wilco –I would be hard pressed to think of a recent drama with this superb of a soundtrack.

Take Brian Eno and David Byrne’s ‘One Fine Day‘, which showed up on The Bear, Season 1, Episode 4, “Sheridan” this week right at the beginning of the episode as the donuts are being made.

That song was released as the second single from the pair’s second collaborative studio album Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, which came out in 2008.

An album that was recorded and released 30 years after Eno and Byrne’s first collaboration — My Life in the Bush of Ghosts.

Brian Eno and David Byrne’s ‘One Fine Day‘ was written after Byrne was inspired by the story of a Sudanese child refugee called Valentino Achak Deng, who was the subject of Dave Eggers non-fictional novel What is the What.

The track itself initially seems sad, but ultimately ends up feeling optimistic and sweet.

Listen to Eno and Byrne’s ‘One Fine Day‘ from the soundtrack of Hulu’s The Bear on the duo’s Everything That Happens Will Happen Today album, and in the video.

The Bear is currently streaming on Hulu.


Michelle Topham