If releasing a CD was one of the things to do on Lena Dunham’s list of goals, she can go ahead and tick that off.
After a summer of bopping their heads along to the show’s soundtrack, fans can finally get their hands on an official copy when “Girls – Volume 1” drops on January 8, just days before season two premieres the following Sunday.
“Music is such a huge part of my creative process,” shared Dunham. “I make playlists to write by and listen to as I head to set in the morning, and I experiment in editing with songs that the characters would love and that accurately reflect their struggles. Girls’ music supervisor Manish Raval and I are crazy about everything from the pop that teen girls devour to the niche indie rock from days of yore.”
The soundtrack will be released as a standard edition and a digital-only deluxe edition. The deluxe edition includes a number of exclusive new tracks, including one from Canadian duo, Tegan and Sara. Also featured on the compilation are Fun. (Dunham’s current beau is guitarist Jack Antonoff), Robyn, Sleigh Bells, Santigold and more. Those who pre-order the soundtrack via label Fueled by Ramen’s website or iTunes will instantly get a download of “Girls” by Santigold.
Season two of Girls premieres on January 13th. The complete first season is available on Blu-Ray and DVD today.
DELUXE DIGITAL EDITION
- Robyn – Dancing On My Own
- Fun. – Sight Of The Sun *
- Harper Simon – Wishes And Stars
- Santigold – Girls *
- White Sea – Overdrawn
- Grouplove – Everyone’s Gonna Get High *
- Sleigh Bells – Infinity Guitars **
- Tegan & Sara – Fool To Cry * **
- The Echo-Friendly – Same Mistakes
- Icona Pop – I Love It
- Belle & Sebastian – I Don’t Love Anyone
- The Troggs – With A Girl Like You **
- Fleet Foxes – Montezuma
- Oh Land – White Nights
- Generationals – Yours Forever **
- The Vaccines – Wreckin’ Bar (Ra Ra Ra)
- Lia Ices – Love Is Won
- Michael Penn – On Your Way *
* Exclusive new track / ** Included on deluxe edition only