2020s

Soundtracks of Television: ‘Devil in Ohio’

The Devil in Ohio soundtrack includes music by Olivia Rodrigo, REYNA and Fay Wolf. This info article contains spoilers and song details for Daria Polatin’s 2022 Netflix miniseries. Visit the Soundtracks of Television section for more Vague Visages music guides.

Devil in Ohio stars Emily Deschanel as Suzanne Mathis, a psychiatrist who looks after an abused teenager. Sam Jaeger co-stars as Peter Mathis, the protagonist’s husband who protects the best interests of his family. The storyline follows the Mathis family as they learn about the troubling background of a former cult member named Mae Dodd (Madeleine Arthur). Composer Will Bates (The Voyeurs) scored the Netflix series; music supervisor Mike Caroleo (Reacher) handled the featured needle-drops. In addition, Bishop Briggs recorded the intro track, “Lessons of the Fire.” Here’s every song in Devil in Ohio, an adaptation of Daria Polatin’s 2017 novel.

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Devil in Ohio Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 1 “Broken Fall”

  • “Salvation from the Dawn” by Will Bates feat. Maiah Manser (00:00): The Devil in Ohio soundtrack song opens the series. Mae escapes from a cult compound. The track plays again at 00:14.
  • “good 4 u” by Olivia Rodrigo (00:01): Mae tries to flag down a car. The music plays briefly from a passing vehicle. Mae stands by a mile marker.
  • “Honey Understand” by NoSo (00:06): The track scores a sequence at Remmingham High School. Isaac (Jason Sakaki) tells Jules (Xaria Dotson) that she needs to be more “socially integrated.” The characters talk about Sebastian (Evan Ellison) as the Devil in Ohio soundtrack song continues.
  • “The Thread of the Thing” by Fay Wolf (00:10): Jules looks for a place to eat lunch. The music plays as Helen (Alisha Newton) shuts down her sister. Jules walks away.

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Devil in Ohio Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 2 “Sanctuary”

  • “Salvation from the Dawn” by Will Bates feat. Maiah Manser (00:15): The Devil in Ohio soundtrack song plays briefly as Jules wakes up. She spots a corn husk doll next to her bed. The music drops during a kitchen sequence.
  • “The Water Is Wide” by Traditional (00:41): Suzanne comforts Jules. She sings during a bedroom scene. A recorded version by Fay Wolf plays at 00:43 during the end credits.

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Devil in Ohio Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 3 “Mother’s Keeper”

  • “Do/SAY” by Lipstick Jodi (00:03): The Devil in Ohio soundtrack song accompanies a bus sequence. Helen thinks about sitting with Tatiana (Djouliet Amara). She moves to the back of the bus.
  • “Cool with It” by REYNA (00:10): Helen chats with Tatiana in a vehicle. They discuss the song. Tatiana talks about breaking up with her girlfriend.
  • “You Got Me” by Lisa Crawley (00:21): Jules hangs out with Mae. She applies makeup to her face. Jules spots a scar on Mae’s back.
  • “Salvation from the Dawn” by Will Bates feat. Maiah Manser (00:38): Mae finishes a conversation with Suzanne. She sits by herself and thinks. Mae remembers a cult ritual.

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Devil in Ohio Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 4 “Rely-Upon”

  • “Roll (My Eyes)” by Lelli (00:02): Jules looks at her phone. The Devil in Ohio soundtrack song continues as she receives a text message from Sebastian. Jules inquires about an article deadline.
  • “I Got You Babe” by Sonny & Cher (00:30): Dani (Naomi Tan) sings a karaoke song with Peter. Suzanne and Helen laugh.

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Devil in Ohio Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 5 “Alight”

  • Someone’s Watching” by Hael (00:25): The Devil in Ohio soundtrack song plays during a bonfire scene. Helen hangs out with classmates. Jules chats with Sebastian.
  • “MURDER ME” by Blood Red Shoes (00:28): Mae asks Helen for a ride home. She gets rejected and walks away. Isaac also refuses to give Mae a ride.
  • “Fatal” by DEBBY FRIDAY (00:31): A party sequence continues. Jules stands by a keg. She meets a masked man.
  • “A’ Soalin’” by Peter & Paul & Mary (00:41): The Devil in Ohio soundtrack song kicks in during a hospital sequence. Suzanne receives an urgent message. Peter watches one of his homes burn down; the music plays again at 00:43 during the end credits.
  • “Devil’s Stompin’ Ground” by Southern Culture on the Skids (00:42): Jules receives a ride from a partygoer. She senses trouble as her phone dies.

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Devil in Ohio Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 6 “My Love and I”

  • “Violet” by Hole (00:10): The Devil in Ohio soundtrack song plays during a car scene. Mae receives a ride. She talks about an upcoming dance.
  • The Water Is Wide” by Traditional (00:20): The music is featured during a flashback scene. Suzanne’s mother sings while treating a wrist burn. A recorded version by Fay Wolf plays at 00:40.
  • “One of These Days” by Maya Lydia (00:41): The track scores the end credits.

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Devil in Ohio Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 7 “By Blood”

  • “I Guess You Get What’s Coming” by Cody Crump (00:00): The Devil in Ohio soundtrack song scores the opening sequence. Mae performs a ritual and learns that she’ll have to leave the Mathis home. The music plays again at 00:37 during the end credits.
  • “Don’t Rain on My Parade” by Barbra Streisand (00:03): Dani performs at a talent show. She sings a song from the 1968 movie Funny Girl. Suzanne and Peter watch their daughter perform.
  • “Matinee” by REYNA (00:23): The track plays during a Harvest Dance scene. Jules hangs out with Isaac. Mae arrives with Teddy (Ty Wood).
  • “Up High (Remix)” by HLM feat. Leo Soul (00:26): The Devil in Ohio soundtrack song plays during the Harvest Dance. Isaac smiles at Jules. Mae inquires about photographs.
  • “Baby” by Donna Blue (00:30): Helen shares an intimate moment with Tatiana. They dance together and nearly kiss. Mae becomes the Harvest Queen.

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Devil in Ohio Soundtrack: Every Song in Episode 8 “The Dawning”

  • “My Irish Rosie” by Ada Jones (00:00): The Devil in Ohio soundtrack song scores an opening montage sequence. A record plays at a home. Malachi (Tahmoh Penikett) sits in a chair.
  • “Salvation from the Dawn” by Will Bates Feat. Maiah Manser (00:08): A cult ceremony begins. Malachi stands in front of his community. Mae arrves for a ritual.
  • “The Gift of the Rose” by Isabella Summers (00:12): A ritual sequence continues. Mae walks down an aisle. The track plays again at 00:44 during the final scene and end credits.
  • “Play” by ok, Tyler (00:29): The music scores a school sequence. Jules talks to Isaac. She speaks with Sebastian about her column.
  • “Shadow” by John Mark Nelson (00:39): Suzanne visits with Peter. They talk about their relationship. The Devil in Ohio soundtrack song plays as Suzanne says she is not ready to give up on her marriage.

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.