UPDATED: The Mystery Song In The New ‘True Detective’ Teaser Is Causing Quite A Stir

true detective

Update after the jump.

Yesterday, April 9, HBO released its first teaser for the upcoming second season of their hit anthology series, True Detective, which is set to premiere on June 21. Starring Rachel McAdams, Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell, fans are eager to see if the show can reach or surpass the bar set by the series’ first season starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson – but for now, as we’ve had our first look at the new season, two things are for certain: 1) Colin Farrell looks bad-ass and 2) the song that was used in the 60-second teaser has a lot of people talking.

“What is that song?!” is one recurring question people of the internet have been asking no one in particular. It’s a great question, though, because based on the mere minute we’re provided it appears to be a beautifully haunting song with some serious lyrical weight – not that that’s a huge surprise. T Bone Burnett, the show’s music superisor, clearly has a great sense of what works for the show, hence season one’s opening theme, “Far From Any Road,” by The Handsome Family. Whether this currently-elusive track used in the teaser will be this season’s recurring theme is unknown, but it does seem likely, and people have been Googling the lyrics, begging for answers, and Shazam-ing to no avail. The reason being, it’s currently unreleased.

The song is rumored to have been written and recorded specifically for the show with involvement from the aforementioned Oscar and Grammy-winning T Bone Burnett and Johnny Cash’ eldest daughter, Roseanne Cash. A venue out of Delaware, the Arden Concert Guild, have been openly declaring that the song is by an artist named Lera Lynn who will be performing at their spot on April 17. “New Lera Lynn song featured in the True Detective tease,” is their potentially beans-spilling claim on Facebook.

"You better not be feedin' me false information..." - Ray Velcoro

“You better not be feedin’ me false information…” – Ray Velcoro

Whether this info is true remains to be seen but the artist who recorded that song is undeniably in for a new wave of success.

***UPDATE*** Blog di Cultura has an alleged screengrab of a tweet sent out by Lera Lynn shortly after the teaser became available. The tweet has since been deleted but read, “Excited about @TrueDetective Season 2 teaser featuring music I performed and wrote with @roseannecash & TBone Burnett!”

HBO appears to want it kept under wraps for the time being.

You can view the new teaser for True Detective below along with a season synopsis via Den Of Geek. We’ve also provided a video from Lera Lynn for an excellent track called “Standing On The Moon” (for comparison I suppose). When the song featured in the trailer is officially released, you can bet your bolo tie we’ll be covering it here on UTG.

A bizarre murder brings together three law-enforcement officers and a career criminal, each of whom must navigate a web of conspiracy and betrayal in the scorched landscapes of California. Colin Farrell is Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective in the all-industrial City of Vinci, LA County. Vince Vaughn plays Frank Semyon, a criminal and entrepreneur in danger of losing his life’s work, while his wife and closest ally (Kelly Reilly), struggles with his choices and her own. Rachel McAdams is Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County Sheriff’s detective often at odds with the system she serves, while Taylor Kitsch plays Paul Woodrugh, a war veteran and motorcycle cop for the California Highway Patrol who discovers a crime scene which triggers an investigation involving three law enforcement groups, multiple criminal collusions, and billions of dollars.

Brian Leak

Editor-In-Chief. King of forgetting drinks in the freezer. Pop culture pack rat. X-Phile. LOST apologist.
You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.