The School Spirits soundtrack includes music by Phoebe Bridgers, Perfume Genius and illuminati hotties. This info article contains spoilers and song details for Megan Trinrud and Nate Trinrud’s Paramount+ series. Visit the Soundtracks of Television section for more Vague Visages music guides.
School Spirits stars Peyton List as Maddie Nears, a teenager who investigates her murder from the afterlife. Kristian Flores co-stars as Simon Elroy, a student who can communicate with his dead friend. The storyline follows Maddie as she participates in an afterlife therapy group while learning the dark truth about Split River High School. Composer Anna Waronker (Yellowjackets) scored the Paramount+ series and recorded the theme song, “Long Gone”; music supervisor Whitney Pilzer (The Offer) picked the featured needle-drops. Here’s every song in School Spirits.
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School Spirits Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 1 “My So-Called Death”
- “Dinosaur” by Fog Lake (00:12): The School Spirits soundtrack song scores a flashback scene. Maddie speaks to Xavier (Spencer Macpherson). Music plays from his vehicle.
- “Angelica” by Wet Leg (00:28): Maddie confronts Mr. Martin (Josh Zuckerman). The track kicks in as she leaves his afterlife therapy group. Maddie exits Split River High School.
- “I Know the End” by Phoebe Bridgers (00:38): Maddie walks through Split River High School. Simon talks to a teacher. He worries about Maddie’s fate.
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School Spirits Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 2 “The Fault of Our Scars”
- “Reason to Flee” by Noughts and Exes (00:05): The School Spirits soundtrack song accompanies a bedroom scene. Xavier talks to his father. Music plays from a speaker system.
- “Run Me Through” by Perfume Genius (00:15): Xavier watches SpongeBob SquarePants. Simon walks through a lunchroom. He sits next to Nicole (Kiara Pichardo).
- “Never Want to Leave” by Ging (00:20): The track plays during an interior scene. Xavier writes in a notebook. He receives a visit from Claire (Rainbow Wedell).
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School Spirits Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 3 “Dead and Confused”
- “Pressed 2 Death” by illuminati hotties (00:18): Maddie talks to Wally (Milo Manheim). The School Spirits soundtrack song plays as they agree to ride a golf cart together. The spirits crash into a pile of water coolers.
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School Spirits Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 4 “Ghoul Intentions”
- “Crying All the Time” by Alexandra Savior (00:25): Nicole finishes a conversation with Xavier. The School Spirits soundtrack song sets in as she exits her vehicle. Nicole asks people if they’ve seen Maddie.
- “I’m OK” by The Ton-Ups (00:29): The track accompanies an exterior sequence. Maddie talks to Charley about unfinished business. The music plays during a flashback sequence featuring Young Mr. Figueroa (Andrew Alvarez).
- “Crash Into Me” by Dave Matthews Band (00:30): A flashback sequence continues. Young Mr. Figueroa talks to Charley. He plays the 90s hit.
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School Spirits Soundtrack: Every Song in Season 1, Episode 5 “The Twilight End Zone”
- “TBA” by TBA (00:11): The School Spirits soundtrack song scores an afterlife sequence. Maddie paints and talks about stealing decorations. She learns that Wally died at a homecoming game.
- “Rosy Glasses” by Sarah Yarkin (00:18): A football sequence begins. Charley writes in a notebook. Wally rolls a football at Maddie.
- “Castles in My Mind” by Miino (00:20): Maddie sits by a goalpost. The track continues during a transition scene. Xavier enters a home.
- “PIRATE RADIO*” by Jean Dawson (00:33): Wally thinks about the day he died. He sits next to his mother during an afterlife scene. Maddie observes Wally as he takes off his football jersey.
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School Spirits airs weekly on Paramount+. New episodes premiere every Thursday through April 20, 2023. This article about the School Spirits soundtrack will be updated as the series progresses.
Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.
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