Gracie Abrams shares ‘Cedar’

The song is featured on the soundtrack to the Apple Original series The Buccaneers

Singer/songwriter Gracie Abrams shares the poignant new single “Cedar” co-written with Aaron Dessner from the official soundtrack to the Apple Original drama series The Buccaneers. Interscope Records is also thrilled to unveil the star-studded all-female soundtrack, which includes Sharon Van Etten, Miya Folick, Alison Mosshart, Bully, and more — and was produced by Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint. The album comes alongside the debut of the series, now streaming globally on Apple TV+. The first three episodes are now available to watch, followed by new episodes every Wednesday through December 13th.

“It was a truly incredible experience working with this group of uniquely talented artists,” shares Mozgawa. “Everyone brought their A-game and taught me something invaluable about the creative process. Witnessing these artists map each character’s journey through song was a joy and the album feels like a really exciting companion to the show.”

Abrams’ “Cedar” is primed to soundtrack some heartbreaking moments. The lush piano ballad documents all the whirlwind emotions that come with a breakup. “It’s been good to know ya,” she opens in a hushed voice heavy with devastation. The song builds upon a rich quilt of keys and guitar as Abrams searches for reasons (“You learn to lie,” she croons) and quivers through the hardest realizations (“This could be the worst goodbye”). Alongside tracks like Miya Folick’s feisty pop cut “What We Wanna” and Sharon Van Etten’s dreamy noir romance “Close to You,” Abrams’ “Cedar” adds even more emotional depth to The Buccaneers soundtrack.

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

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