Fri. Apr 19th, 2024

Final week, Netflix and A24 dropped their new collection Beef, a darkish comedy centered on two individuals who will not let a street rage incident go. The collection primarily follows Amy (Ali Wong) and Danny (Steven Yeun) who wind up in a high-ish-speed automotive chase round their city. Following the occasion, each cannot cease eager about what occurred, main them down a rocky path of revenge that solely ever escalates. The present boasts a terrific forged and riveting story, however one facet that actually offers it that additional oomph is its soundtrack. Lately, music supervisor Tiffany Anders spoke with Netflix about why the present leaned into ’90s angst.

In simply the trailer alone, Beef lays out the fad Amy and Danny expertise, which is one thing creator and showrunner Lee Sung Jin wished to lean into. In accordance with Anders, the ’90s sound was an ideal match for the tone of the present, particularly in regard to “apathy and loneliness.”


“Sonny [Lee] had this concept in his head that he wished it to be ’90s music. The angsty rage to that period of music positively suited the story and added to the tone of what was occurring inside these characters’ worlds. There was an actual sense of apathy and loneliness, a really self-aware and confessional high quality to the lyrics.”

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Whereas the soundtrack consists primarily of ’90s songs, it does embody a handful from the early 2000s. One such tune that stands out is Hoobastank’s “The Purpose,” which is performed on the finish of Episode 1. Initially, Lee wished to maintain the soundtrack rooted within the ’90s period. Nonetheless, Anders shared that it labored throughout the episode. It additionally tied again into the season finale as Amy and Danny depend on one another, which “was not misplaced” on the inventive staff.

“The Hoobastank tune positively led us down a distinct path, as a result of [it] was launched in 2004, and Sonny actually wished to maintain early-to-mid ’90s as his goal. However once we noticed the minimize of the primary episode, all of us thought it match lyrically and musically and there was just a little little bit of humor in it.”

The Staff Behind Beef

Together with their aforementioned roles, the collection was govt produced by Lee, Yeun, and Wong. A24 Studios produced with Jake Schreier as govt producer. Further forged contains Joseph Lee, Maria Bello, Younger Manzino, Justin H. Min, Mia Serafino, Ashley Park, Patti Yasutake, and Remy Holt.

All episodes of Beef are streaming now on Netflix. Watch the trailer under:

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