HBO is taking the sharp success of “Girls” and applying the series’ sensibilities to the music industry — by releasing an official soundtrack.
“Girls – Volume 1: Music from the HBO Original Series” will feature music from the first and second seasons of the show. While it won’t be available in time for holiday gift lists, the album hit stores on January 8 — the same week as the show’s Season 2 premiere (scheduled for January 13).
Lena Dunham announced the news on Twitter, saying that the “soundtrack drops, hard, on January 8th.”
A standard 14-track and an expanded digital edition of the album will be released, featuring songs from bands that fans of the show will be familiar with, including Fleet Foxes, Sleigh Bells, Oh Land, and Fun. (whose guitarist, Jack Antonoff, has been romantically linked to Dunham).
The soundtrack also includes a new song by Santigold, which is eponymous with the series title. Listen to the new track below, and tell us: Will you be “dancing on your own” to the “Girls” soundtrack this winter?