On May 21, David Lynch and Mark Frost’s iconic Twin Peaks will return to television after more than 25 years off the air. Despite its short tenure of only two seasons, the series has retained a cult following since its 1991 cancelation. Because of the program’s enduring acclaim, facets of the show such as its theme song – “Falling” by Julee Cruise – remain recognizable in contemporary culture.
As the third season of the prodigal series approaches, Flying Lotus has released a remix to Cruise’s hauntingly ethereal piece. The producer’s interest in the show comes as no surprise given his recent track record of directing and scoring surrealist – and, arguably, Lynch-inspired – films. In his rendition of “Falling,” Flying Lotus focuses on the original song’s instrumental elements, opting to restructure its signature bass arrangements and stirring chords atop sedate hip-hop rhythms.
Stream and download the producer’s take on the Twin Peaks theme below:
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