Film and television composers Heavy Young Heathens’ House of the Rising Sun‘ was played on the soundtrack of the new crime drama series Big Sky this week — Big Sky, Season 1, Episode 4, “Unfinished Business“.
The song was heard at the end of the episode as the girls hear someone overhead and begin to shout for help.
The track itself is both a cover of a traditional folk song and of the classic 1964 The Animals version of the song.
As for Heavy Young Heathens, it is the moniker of brother composers Aron and Robert Mardo, who have been composing music for films and TV for more than a decade.
In that time, they have created music for hit TV series like The Simpsons, Criminal Minds, The Mindy Project, Teen Wolf, Jersey Shore, CSI and even for The Grammy Awards.
The films Heavy Young Heathens’ music has been featured in include Hitman: Agent 47, Halloween (2018) and the indie short film Refugee.
Along with that work, the brothers have also released several EPs and a couple of their own albums of their music.
Heavy Young Heathens’ ‘House of the Rising Sun‘ was not only played on Big Sky, it was also used for the trailer for the 2016 remake of the classic film The Magnificent Seven. (continue reading and listen to ‘House of the Rising Sun‘ below…)
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Listen to Heavy Young Heathens’ ‘House of the Rising Sun‘ below both in the Spotify player and in the video. The song begins with a slow, sweet choral introduction that then morphs into the harder more rock version most of us know so well.
The drama series Big Sky was created by David E. Kelley and stars Katheryn Winnick, Kylie Bunbury, Brian Geraghty, Ryan Phillippe, Valerie Mahaffey, Natalie Alyn Lind, Jesse James Keitel, Jade Pettyjohn and Dedee Pfeiffer.
The series is currently airing on ABC.
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