This week on the box, we’ve had Grey’s Anatomy, Californication with CSI: New York coming up.
Thrown off by the mid-week public holiday? Here’s a little playlist of the best songs across the board, in case you missed them.
Help I’m Alive – Metric (Grey’s Anatomy, Mon 30 Apr at 19:30 on M-Net)
Canadian new wave act Metric has two members who moonlight in the wondrous Broken Social Scene, and if you need a quirky, indie-electro ballad for your soundtrack, they’re the go-to band. Like this one, which plays while Mark and Sofia have a playdate with Derek and Zola.
Faithfully – Clem Snide (Californication, Tues 1 May at 22:30 on M-Net)
The end of every episode of Californication is heralded by an absolute blinder of a ballad that’s as nostalgic, bruised and emotional as Hank Moody himself. This cover of Journey’s classic Faithfully (by the delightful Clem Snide) ticks all the boxes, as Hank and Karen share a bittersweet heart to heart.
Lay Me Down – Cold Specks (CSI: New York, Thu 3 May at 21:30 on M-Net)
As Mac sees the lab techs’ candle memorial for Jessie, most CSI: New York viewers will get to experience Cold Specks for the first time. This song, and her voice, is a revelation. The Canadian singer-songwriter releases her debut album in a few weeks. Her rasping, rich vocals are absolutely arresting, and might even bring you to tears without the emotional scene they score.
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