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Milan Records: "DICKINSON: SEASON TWO" music by Drum & Lace and Ian Hultquist

Milan Records today releases DICKINSON: SEASON TWO (APPLE TV+ ORIGINAL SERIES SOUNDTRACK) with music by Drum & Lace and Ian Hultquist.  Available everywhere now, the album features score music written by Drum & Lace and Hultquist for the second season of the Apple Original series starring Hailee Steinfeld as poet Emily Dickinson.  Also included on the album is vocal track “Split the Lark” performed by “Dickinson” actress Ella Hunt.

The second season of “Dickinson” is now streaming globally on Apple TV+ and new episodes premiere weekly, every Friday.

Of the soundtrack, composers DRUM & LACE and IAN HULTQUIST say, “In Season 2 of Dickinson, we find all of our characters having grown up a bit, for better or for worse, and we wanted our music to reflect that shift as well. The mood of our music is deeper, more mature and evolved to go with the narrative of the new season: ‘What is the cost of Fame?’ This question is asked both internally by Emily, and by those around her. While we definitely kept some of the signature sounds from season one such as (Sofia’s) voice, analog synths & drum machines, we were also able to explore new themes and sonic territories to cover the new narratives at hand. Without spoiling anything, we also had a great chance to work with the cast on some original songs which we’re hoping the viewers will resonate with.”  

“Dickinson” is a half-hour comedy series starring Oscar® nominee Hailee Steinfeld. “Dickinson” audaciously explores the constraints of society, gender, and family from the perspective of rebellious young poet Emily Dickinson.  Created, written and executive produced by Alena Smith and starring Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-nominee Hailee Steinfeld, who executive produces, the second season of “Dickinson” is available to stream exclusively on Apple TV+.  It debuted with three episodes on January 8 and new episodes continue to roll out weekly.

In the second season, Emily Dickinson (Steinfeld) is pulled out of her private literary life and thrust into the public eye, while struggling with the sense that the pursuit of fame might be a dangerous game for her to play.

Season two of “Dickinson” reunites Steinfeld with returning ensemble cast members Jane Krakowski, Anna Baryshnikov, Ella Hunt, Toby Huss and Adrian Blake Enscoe, as well as world renowned rapper, singer, and songwriter, Wiz Khalifa, who will return as the character of ‘Death.’ The second season also introduces brand new guest stars including Nick Kroll as ‘Edgar Allan Poe,’ Timothy Simons as ‘Frederick Law Olmstead,’ Ayo Edebiri as ‘Hattie' and Will Pullen as ‘Nobody.’  As previously announced, recurring guest stars for season two include Finn Jones as ‘Sam Bowles’ and Pico Alexander as ‘Ship.’

“Dickinson” is executive produced by Alena Smith; Michael Sugar and Ashley Zalta for Sugar23 Productions; Alex Goldstone for Anonymous Content; Paul Lee and Josh Stern for wiip; and Hailee Steinfeld. Alena Smith also serves as writer and showrunner. The series is produced by wiip, Anonymous Content and Sugar23. The series earned a Peabody Award and GLAAD Media Award nomination following its first season.


Drum & Lace, aka Sofia degli Alessandri-Hultquist, is an Italian composer and performer that creates music for film and media. Raised in Florence, Italy she received her Undergraduate Degree from Berklee College of Music (Film Scoring & Composition) and a Masters Degree (Music Technology & Composition) from New York University.

Inspired by interesting sounds and cinematic elements, Drum & Lace melds together sampled field recordings and lush layers of synths to create densely textural and beat-heavy music, greatly drawing from film music, music concrete and modern electronica. Her ambient and chamber work also gathers great inspiration from nature and natural sound, as well as the juxtaposition of unlikely sounds with one another.

Her composition work includes writing for various mediums, amongst them film, tv, dance, theater, fashion and advertising.

Her feature-length film scoring credits include HBO documentary "At The Heart of Gold- Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal" (dir. Erin Lee Carr) and upcoming films ‘Cobweb’ (dir Samuel Bodin, Lionsgate) and noir-thriller “Deadly Illusions” (dir. Anna Elizabeth James). Television credits include AppleTV+ Original Series "Dickinson" (created by Alena Smith) and NBC “Good Girls” (created by Jenna Bans & Bill Krebs).

Her work in advertising can be heard in campaigns by NARS, Always, Netflix, Girls Who Code, Squarespace and ongoing collaborations in dance and theater include work with theatre production company Saudade Theatre and dance company Heidi Duckler.

Often including elements of spatial audio and sound installation, some of Drum & Lace’s more notable performances include The Echo Society VI: Family (Los Angeles, CA), Digital Discovery Festival for National Sawdust (New York, NY), a quadraphonic interactive performance at Los Angeles Central Library's Taper Auditorium with Suzanne Ciani (Los Angeles, CA), and Moogfest 2019 (Durham, NC).

Drum & Lace’s most recent release, “Further” EP (2020), was composed for contemporary dance and features strings performed by the London Contemporary Orchestra (LCO).


Ian Hultquist is an American composer & producer based in Los Angeles, CA. Over the past few years he has made a name for himself composing eclectic scores for numerous films, documentaries and tv shows.

Ian started his career in music as a founding member of the band Passion Pit, which started in Boston, MA where he was studying Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music. After many years touring around the world & honing in his productions skills he, along with his wife & fellow composer Sofia Hultquist (aka Drum & Lace), relocated to Los Angeles in order to fully dedicate himself to working in music for film. Ian has built a lasting working relationship with renowned directors in the film & documentary world such as Andrew Rossi (After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News), Erin Lee Carr (At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal) & Alistair Legrand (Clinical). Most recently he has also branched out into the rich world of Television, co-scoring on the critically-acclaimed shows Dickinson (Apple TV+), Good Girls (NBC) & How to Fix a Drug Scandal (Netflix).
Jeremy [Six Strings]

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