Netflix finally dropped its long-awaited series follow-up to Mindhunter to chilling effect last night, and just like any good David Fincher project, the music sets the tone right away.
This is a common trend in most of Fincher’s archive, with iconic musical openings like the Nine Inch Nail’s opener for Se7en as well as the cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” done by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, featuring Karen O for The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo.
On Mindhunter Season 2, Fincher and crew accomplish the same only here it’s an engrossing slow-burn creepy opener that reintroduces us to the BTK killer.
But who and what is the opening scene song from Mindhunter Season 2 on Netflix? Here is the artist and where to hear them online.
Who sings ‘In Every Dream Home a Heartache’ on Mindhunter?
The band that sings the song which has the wife of the BTK Killer coming home and following a strange noise in the bathroom is an old school rock band known as Roxy Music. The track echoing through the incredibly unsettling scene is called “In Every Dream Home a Heartache.”
The song was featured on their 1973 album titled For Your Pleasure, and the song is available on various platforms, such as Spotify, Apple Music, and many more. Here is the track.
The band Roxy Music is a British group that began their musical journey in the 70s. They have often been mentioned in the same discussion as great musical artists like David Bowie. While they have a warm career spanning over four decades, just recently, in 2019, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
If you want to set the tone for any crime drama, music is key. A show without music will never pull at all the senses the way the exact right song causes your body to tense up and your toes to curl.
With Roxy Music’s “In Every Dream Home a Heartache”, Mindhunter Season 2 sets the tone for a more terrifying, heart-pounding season right away. David Fincher has very obviously figured out the musical formula to set the tone of whatever terrifying drama he is working on, and Mindhunter Season 2 is no exception.
Mindhunter Season 2 is now streaming on Netflix.