- 16 May 22
The series also features music from CMAT, Wyvern Lingo, Soda Blonde, Nealo and more.
Coinciding with the release of the highly anticipated adaptation of Sally Rooney's Conversations With Friends on BBC Three and Hulu yesterday, the series' Original Score, by Irish musician and composer Stephen Rennicks, is out now.
The series, which airs on RTÉ One from this Wednesday, May 18, at 9.35pm, follows the success of Element Pictures' previous adaptation of Rooney's Normal People – which was a major global hit in 2020.
Rennicks previously worked on the score for Normal People, having collaborated with director Lenny Abrahamson extensively in the past – contributing to Room, Frank, What Richard Did, Garage and Adam & Paul, to name just a few.
He also recently wrote the score for the acclaimed Irish film An Cailín Ciúin, directed and written by Colm Bairéad.
"The process changes for every project," Rennicks told Hot Press in 2020. "But I read Normal People once, and it just resonated with me. It left me with a real sense of that world. Those people were actually very recognisable from when I was hanging around Trinity in the '80s. Places change slightly, and phones and internet change – but ultimately people are the same. So Connell, Marianne, Peggy and Jamie were already real characters in my life.
"But, with the music, I had to allow people to project their own experiences onto the characters," he continues. "I had to create an aura around these characters – but not really tell anyone who I think these characters are."
Phoebe Bridgers' new song 'Sidelines' also features in the soundtrack.
Listen to the Original Score below:
Read our interview with the cast and creators of Conversations with Friends in the new issue of Hot Press, out now:
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- 16 May 22