The Italian Studies soundtrack includes music by Let’s Eat Grandma, Samia Finnerty and Annabel Hoffman. This info article contains spoilers for Adam Leon’s 2021 movie on Hulu. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.
Italian Studies stars Vanessa Kirby as Alina Reynolds, a New York City author who loses her memory. Simon Brickner co-stars as Simon, a Big Apple youth who hangs out with the main protagonist. The storyline follows Alina as she observes a group of teenagers who may or may not be characters from one of her stories. Composer Nicholas Britell (Succession) scored the 81-minute film; music supervisor Charlotte Von Kotze (De Lo Mio) handled the featured needle-drops. Here’s every song in Italian Studies.
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- “Deep Six Textbook” by Let’s Eat Grandma (00:01:00): The Italian Studies soundtrack song plays during the title graphic sequence. Jenny (Jenny Hollingworth) records a track. The camera pans to Ade (David Ajala) and Alina.
- “A Lake” by Emily A. Sprague (00:09:00): Alina rides the subway. She sits outdoors and observes a group of teenagers. Chris (Chris Arias) talks about when he began “poppin'” at school.
- “Donnie Darko” by Let’s Eat Grandma (00:17:00): Alina walks down a sidewalk with Simon. They talk about “long-lost siblings.” Simon says, “My Dad was fuckin’ horny.”
- “Snares Like a Haircut” by Randy Randall and Dean Spunt of No Age (00:25:00): Alina enters a bodega. The Italian Studies soundtrack song plays as she steals a bottle of water and some food. Alina sprints down a sidewalk.
- “Hush” by The Golden Gate Quartet (00:30:00): Alina sleeps by a flight of stairs. Birds chirp as she opens her eyes. The music scores a street montage.
- “21” by Samia Finnerty (00:37:00): Alina reads from her book. A woman performs at a concert.
- “Could’ve Been” by Francisco Haye and Elijah Judah (00:38:00): An MC rhymes about an “apoca-lit” rap.
- “Gowanus” by Annabel Hoffman (00:38:00): Alina reads about her character Erin McCloud (Maya Hawke). Lucinda (Annabel Hoffman) performs the Italian Studies soundtrack song.
- “From Stardust to Sentience” by High Places (00:41:00): Erin tells Chris that she wants to be like him. The music plays as the “kids” walk outdoors. Simon enters a library.
- “Play with My Hair” by Sunshine Skinny (00:49:00): Simons sings in front of his friends. Alina listens with the group. Simon hits a falsetto note and smiles.
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The Italian Studies soundtrack also includes:
- “Shandrew” by Annabel Hoffman
- ‘Fill Me Up” by C. O’Brien, S. Allen, T. Junior from Velb
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