Listen to Ennio Morricone’s ‘Adesso è amore’ from Elite, Season 5, Episode 3, “Átame”

If you thought you recognized that gorgeous piece of music playing on the new season of the Netflix series Elite this month — Elite, Season 5, Episode 3, “Átame“, you are probably correct.

That is because the music was Ennio Morricone’s ‘Adesso è amore‘.

It was played as Samu and Ari are watching the movie and kiss, and as Phillipe and Isadora are having sex.

It continues as we see Caye and Rebe leaving together.

A piece that was originally written for the soundtrack of the superb dark comedy Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (released as Légami! in Spain in 1989) from acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar.

A film I can highly recommend if you haven’t yet seen it, and an apt piece of music for this episode of Elite, as its Spanish title ‘”Átame‘ also means ‘Tie Me Up‘ in English.

Interestingly, however, Morricone always said he thought the film’s director Almodóvar didn’t like his music, as he only ever responded “Alright” when asked.

I highly doubt that is true, however, as you would have to be out of your mind not to like this gorgeous piece of music, and Almodóvar is definitely not that.

In fact, ‘Adesso è amore‘ is an almost delicate piece that is one of the most romantic pieces of music Morricone has released, and a perfect fit

Listen to Ennio Morricone’s ‘Adesso è amore‘ from Elite on the soundtrack of Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down, and in the video.

Watch Season 5 of Elite on Netflix.


About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered anime, manga, K-drama and music news for over a decade.