We’ve been doing a lot of Looking this week. Now it’s time to listen. Check out some of the songs featured in the first few episodes of the new HBO series about a group of gay friends in San Francisco, premiering this Sunday.
The HBO Looking soundtrack includes queer alternative staples traversing generations, from Erasure to Hercules & Love Affair. Of course, we have the requisite indie hipster sounds of Junior Boys and St. Lucia. The show’s music also pays homage to gay underground house disco (2 Bears) and 80s new wave. And for your gay club booty-shakin’, we get a banger from the most popular gay rapper in the world, Cazwell. All around, a very eclectic mix.
St. Lucia – “All Eyes on You”
The 2 Bears – “Take a Look Around”
Hercules & Love Affair – “Raise Me Up”
Robert DeLong – “Basically, I”
John Grant – “Pale Green Ghosts”
Walk the Moon – “Tightrope”
Cazwell – “Rice and Beans”
Junior Boys – “Parallel Lines”
Goldroom (Feat. Chela) – “Adalita”
Storm Queen – “Let’s Make Mistakes”
Sylvester – “I Need Somebody to Love Tonight”
Erasure – “A Little Respect”