Last weeks’s True Blood episode 4, “We’ll Meet Again” had a scene of Sookie being pretty drunk because she is sure she is going to jail for having killed Debbie Pelt. She was drinking on her couch, singing along with Rupert Holmes’ ’70s hit “Escape,” better known as “The Pina Colada Song.”
True Blood Music Supervisor Gary Calamar, said that writer Alex Woo had suggested both “Escape” and Jimmy Buffett’s “Margaritaville” for the scene.
“At the end of the day, we chose ‘Escape.’ The songs were picked because of the humor, but we also had to find something that might conceivably be in Sookie’s grandmother’s record collection.” (Sookie lives in her late grandmother’s house).
Another great music moment came during the end credits, as “We’ll Meet Again” played. A hit during World War II, the version heard last night was a brand-new recording by Los Lobos, who cut the track specifically for the episode (which was also titled “We’ll Meet Again”).
A somewhat lesser known band, Abney Park, was featured in the episode as well: their song “Sleep Isabella” was used in the scene at the Fairie Club (for you obsessives, the club is called “Hot Wings”).
Next week’s episode, “Let’s Boot And Rally,” will feature a new, original song “Let’s Boot And Rally,” written by Calamar and recorded by Iggy Pop and Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino.