Top TV Song Last Week: The Chain by Kerala Dust
After an enthralling placement in the most recent episode, The Handmaid’s Tale claims the top spot on Tunefind’s most popular music chart. The Hulu original returned to screens for season 5 on September 14, 2022, with a double-episode premiere. The latest episode aired on September 28, 2022, and features last week’s top TV song. This Tunefind Top TV Song is a cover from a South London-based electronic music trio of a well-known and loved classic.
by Kerala Dust
from The Handmaid's Tale Soundtrack · Season 5 · Episode 4 · Dear Offred
[feat. Brooke Bentham] June and Luke start kiss…
This fresh take on ‘The Chain’ is first heard near the end of the episode as June and Luke sit in their parked car having a discussion. The two start kissing as the music grows and brings the audience along as the scene transitions into the couple’s bedroom, where they continue to engage passionately. The song continues to play throughout the end montage and cuts off suddenly on a final portrait shot of June as her face is lit by a glowing fire.
It’s a beautiful, evocative, and modern cover of one of the greatest songs of all time” –Brittany Whyte, The Handmaid’s Tale Music Supervisor
The Handmaid’s Tale season 5 music supervisor, Brittany Whyte, shared her thoughts about this placement with Tunefind stating, “The minute that I saw the music and pictured tied together, I knew that it was something special.” Whyte continued, “It’s a beautiful, evocative, and modern cover of one of the greatest songs of all time, and it really brought so much emotion and life to an already incredible scene.”
Kerala Dust released their cover of ‘The Chain’ as a single on February 9th, 2018. The female vocals are provided by English singer/songwriter, Brooke Bentham. The track currently boasts over 9 million streams on Spotify. ‘The Chain’ is immediately recognizable to most viewers due to this cover staying on par with the 1977 Fleetwood Mac original.
‘The Chain’ was released on Fleetwood Mac’s 11th studio album Rumors and is the only song on the album that includes all five of the band members in the writing credits. “The Chain” was created from combinations of several previously rejected materials, including solo work by Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie. After its release the song become a staple of the band’s live shows, typically as the opening song. ‘The Chain’ is certified 3x Platinum and has been used in numerous TV shows and movies as well as covered by bands such as Three Days Grace, Evanescence, and Tantric.
Kerala Dust was formed in London in 2016. The trio cites their inspiration from artists such as CAN, The Velvet Underground, and Tom Waits as well as psychedelic rock, blues, and techno influences. The trio includes Edmund Kenny on vocals/electronics, Harvey Grant on keys, and Lawrence Howarth on guitar. Since their first tour in 2017, Kerala Dust have played over 150 shows in locations all over the world. They have released 2 albums and 7 EP’s and singles along the way.
This is Kerala Dust’s first placement appearance on Tunefind.
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