The highly anticipated TV-adaptation of John Green‘s beloved coming-of-age story wouldn’t be complete without the perfect soundtrack. Carefully curated by O.C. creator Josh Schwartz and music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas, the music from the Hulu series will take you on a nostalgic trip back to the early 2000s.
The series soundtrack includes tracks from Bloc Party, The Strokes, José González, Rilo Kiley, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Modest Mouse, as well as newly recorded covers of seminal songs from the same era by up-and-coming artists like Bailen, BEGINNERS, Fleurie, Kat Cunning, Mating Ritual, Miya Folick and Young Summer.
“Building this soundtrack with Alex Patsavas and Stephanie Savage has been one of the most fun and fulfilling parts of Looking for Alaska,” says show creator and executive producer Josh Schwartz. “Hearing these songs again was like visiting with old friends — and they only get better with time! We’re also really grateful to the artists who performed original covers and brought their own unique take and creativity to these iconic songs.”
Streaming exclusively on Hulu, Looking for Alaska centers around teenager Miles “Pudge” Halter (Charlie Plummer), as he enrolls in boarding school to try to gain a deeper perspective on life. He falls in love with Alaska Young (Kristine Froseth) and finds a group of loyal friends. But after an unexpected tragedy, Miles and his close friends attempt to make sense of what they’ve been through.
Check out the full tracklist below: