Composer Lyle Workman scores Judd Apatow’s new Netflix comedy series Love
Love Premiering on Netflix on February 19, 2016
Composer Lyle Workman scores Judd Apatow’s original Netflix comedy series, Love. The TV series marks Workman’s seventh collaboration with Apatow. The composer’s projects with Apatow include The 40 Year Old Virgin, Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and Knocked Up. In regards to the score, Workman states “We ended up settling on kind of a hodgepodge of popular-sounding music with hispanic overtones.” The ten-episode first season of Love premieres globally on Netflix on February 19, 2016.
Love was written, created and produced by Judd Apatow. Called an “unflinching, hilarious, and excruciatingly honest take on modern relationships”, Love follows nice guy Gus (Paul Rust) and brazen wild-child Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) as they navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, love and other things they were hoping to avoid.
In addition to his film and TV scoring, Lyle Workman is an excellent guitarist and session musician. In the 90’s he joined Todd Rundgren’s band and performed on several records and tours. Additionally, he worked as an L.A session musician with many notable artists including Alanis Morissette, Michael Buble, Shakira, and Bryan Adams. His session work led to playing with English musician John O’Brien, who asked Workman if he’d like to co-score a movie that was being made by his friends, Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn: the 2001 crime comedy Made. Workman has performed on television shows that include Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and The American Music Awards.