Civil Wars' Williams, The National's Berninger turn it up on new song
Friday, April 4, 2014
– "Hush," a new song by Joy Williams of The Civil Wars, Matt Berninger of indie rock band The National and producer/writer Charlie Peacock, will be featured as the theme song for the new AMC drama "Turn."
The show premieres this Sunday at 9 a.m. eastern. In addition to creating the song with Williams and Berninger, Peacock produced the music for the title theme. Peacock also produced The Civili Wars.
"I've been a big fan of AMC for years," Williams said. "When I was filled in on the premise of 'Turn,' and when I saw the pilot in advance, I was hooked. I leapt at the chance to create something original, and I'm so glad I was able to collaborate with Charlie Peacock and Matt Berninger to contribute to this stellar show."
"I was excited about this show from the second I heard about it, so it was a big thrill when Joy asked me to help write the theme song," Berninger said.
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