MUSIC: Nathan Barr Talks About the Sookie/Eric Kiss

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It was “the kiss heard ’round the world” when Sookie kissed Eric in True Blood episode 4.05, “Me and the Devil”. It was an epic moment for many, and the music scoring the scene did a beautiful job of heightening the emotions playing out on screen. So much so that our Inbox was flooded with requests for information about that song! We’re always happy to help Truebies track down information, so we went right to the source: True Blood composer Nathan Barr.

“Alan Ball asked that this kiss between Eric and Sookie be an enormous moment musically since so many fans have been waiting for this moment to happen for quite some time!” Nate says. “I went big with the musical arrangement of Eric and Sookie’s theme, then threw in the kitchen sink, and it worked and we all felt it was appropriately huge for the moment.”

In addition, Nate chose a one-of-a-kind bowed instrument with 30 strings called a Guitarangi to perform the music for the scene. “It has an ancient sound that feels appropriate to someone of Eric’s age,” he explains. Hand crafted from top to bottom, relive the moment and the music in the clip below.

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  1. VPG

    August 7, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Awesome! Thanks for this! I know some that thought the music for The Kiss was cheesy, but I really enjoyed it myself and thought it went will with the much awaited kiss between Eric and Sookie.

    • Charlie

      August 8, 2011 at 1:41 am

      Totally agree………I thought it was amazing and sweeping and perfect for the moment and both of the characters………i only wish i could hear a full length version of it

  2. Rhyss

    August 8, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Can we doanload that musical composition? It was really beaufiful. Or hopefully it will be on True Blood’s soundtrack.

  3. Lyonene

    August 8, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    The music was so beautiful! It was prefect. Thank you xoxo

  4. lizz

    August 9, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    The music was so breathtaking, Nathan did an amazing job!!

  5. AnnaISowa

    August 16, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    So far – the best piece of all seasons!
    Now I just can’t wait for another Eric-Sookie moment to hear more.

  6. popi

    August 17, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    please just tell me were i can found that music….i real need this….

    • Mel

      August 17, 2011 at 4:54 pm

      It’s not available for download but may show up on a True Blood score soundtrack in the future.