The 12 months is 1813. The setting? Regency London. A debutante, the eldest daughter in her household, arrives at a ball wanting resplendent and on the lookout for a suitor. To really kick the soiree into excessive gear, a string quartet begins to play, beckoning all these eligible within the Queen’s court docket to accomplice up and take to the dance flooring. The tune? Why, Ariana Grande‘s “thank u, subsequent,” after all.
Such is the world of Bridgerton.
The luxurious new Netflix sequence, created by Chris Van Dusen and govt produced by Shonda Rhimes, has taken viewers by storm since its launch in late December. In line with the streaming service, the present is projected to be watched by 63 million households inside its first 28 days of launch—every of them absolutely rapt with the romance, intrigue and, sure, the curiously acquainted music.
However how did a sequence set within the early 1800s come to have such a contemporary sound, incorporating melodies made widespread by Grande, Taylor Swift and extra twenty first century pop stars? And why?
To interrupt down the present’s sonic panorama, E! Information spoke with music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas and composer Kris Bowers, each of who performed a giant half in bringing Van Dusen’s auditory imaginative and prescient to life.