Ever since Girls’ first breakthrough musical moment – that infamous bedroom scene where Hannah and Marnie thrashed away their heartache to the sounds of Robyn’s hit ‘Dancing On My Own’ – you knew the 2010 international pop hit would magically be realigned with the Lena Dunham-helmed HBO series, and to self-aware twenty-something American women forevermore. Given the popularity of that interlude and the overall strength of the show’s indie pop antennae, it’s only fitting Girls will release its own soundtrack in the lead up to January 13th’s Season Two premiere.
On January 8th, Girls – Volume 1: Music from the HBO Original Series will be released via HBO/Fueled By Ramen. Obviously, Robyn’s anthem is included, as are tracks by Swedish powerhouses Icona Pop and Oh Land, sensitive folksters Fleet Foxes, fun., Belle & Sebastian, Sleigh Bells and more. Santigold, always a dependable icon of female power, also will debut a new song, appropriately called ‘Girls’, on the soundtrack, which you can stream below: