Gang of Youths’ song “The Heart Is A Muscle” earned the band some pretty sweet exposure Sunday night thanks to its inclusion not once, but twice, during the popular Showtime TV show, Billions. The show is now in its fourth season, and tonight’s show was the second episode of the current season.
For many viewers, part of Billions‘ attraction isn’t just the drama, story and acting — but also the show’s soundtrack and use of music to help tell the story.
Brian Koppelman, the show’s co-creator, tweets during new episodes and he discussed Gang of Youths and “The Heart Is A Muscle” with each of the two times it was used tonight:
The “might recur” bit there is a reference to the song making a second appearance at the end of the show.
Billions definitely helped Gang of Youths gain some new fans tonight, which is clear just from reading some of the Twitter replies that Brian received. (Here’s one and here’s another.) I also caught a few tweets from people using Shazam to learn the name of the song they heard.
Deepest Sighs reader Michael H. shared with us a home recording of the second time “The Heart Is A Muscle” appeared during tonight’s episode, and it looks/sounds terrific:
If you’re not familiar with Billions, check out the official website. Showtime has distribution agreements with some channels around the world, so those of you outside the U.S. may also be able to watch the show — check your local listings, as they say.