Exclusive: Hear Behind Blue Eyes Cover Song From Legion
Lakeshore Records will release the It’s Always Blue: Songs From Legion digitally on August 17, featuring classic songs heard in the series performed by by Emmy Award-winning composer Jeff Russo (Fargo, Star Trek: Discovery) and the show’s creator Noah Hawley. Check out an exclusive premiere of Jeff Russo and Noah Hawley’s cover version of “Behind Blue Eyes,” an intense, industrial version of the Who classic that “helped propel the story” according to Russo, the series’ composer. Hear the song in the player below!
With Hawley on vocals, and Russo on harmony vocals and playing all other instruments including the Moog IIIc synth, the two reimagine tracks such as “Behind Blue Eyes” and “Don’t Come Around Here No More” to fit the plot of the show. Russo says: “Creating these covers for Season Two was a unique way to help propel the story. All of them have lyrical significance and we thought it would be a great idea to do them in the style of the show’s music.” Legion is the story of “David Haller” (Dan Stevens) a man who believed himself to be schizophrenic only to discover that he may actually be the most powerful mutant the world has ever seen. Lakeshore Records will release the album digitally August 17. Legion recently wrapped up Season Two on FX.
Russo continues: “Taking a new direction on these covers was key. Noah would call me with a song idea and I’d think about how to do it. Then I’d make the track, Noah came in and did the vocals, and lastly I added the finishing touches.”
01. White Rabbit – Noah Hawley & Jeff Russo
02. White Room – Noah Hawley & Jeff Russo
03. Burning Down the House – Noah Hawley & Jeff Russo
04. Don’t Come Around Here No More – Noah Hawley & Jeff Russo
05. Change the World – Noah Hawley & Jeff Russo
06. Superman – Noah Hawley & Jeff Russo
07. Behind Blue Eyes – Noah Hawley & Jeff Russo
08. Nothing In This World – Noah Hawley & Jeff Russo
09. Cornflake Girl – Noah Hawley & Jeff Russo
10. Behind Blue Eyes (Bonus Track) – Jeff Russo feat. Dan Stevens & Navid Negahban
11. Road To Nowhere (Bonus Track) – Jeff Russo feat. Rachel Keller
Two-time Grammy-nominated and Emmy-winning composer Jeff Russo is at the top of his field, scoring varied and compelling music for television, film and video games. Russo earned an Emmy Award and received two Emmy nominations for his memorable music on FX’s Fargo. He recently completed the score for season one of CBS’s Star Trek: Discovery, Starz’s Counterpart, and the hit drama Power. Additionally, Russo scored HBO’s Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated series The Night Of, FX’s John Singleton series, Snowfall, and the Netflix original show, Altered Carbon. Russo also composed the music for Jon Avnet’s film Three Christs, which premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, and Craig Macneill’s film, Lizzie, which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Earlier this year, Russo received a BAFTA nomination for Best Music for Annapurna Interactive’s indie video game, What Remains of Edith Finch.
In addition to composing music for film and television, Russo is a founding member, lead guitarist and co-songwriter of two-time Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling rock band, Tonic. Their debut album, “Lemon Parade,” posted three singles in the U.S. Mainstream rock charts’ Top 10, with “If You Could Only See,” rocketing to number one. In 2003, the band received two Grammy nominations, one for Best Rock Album, and one for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for “Take Me As I Am.”