Sure, the new FX drama “Trust” is about the Getty family, the oil empire stuck at the center of a whirlwind saga that saw one of its own kidnapped for a stunning ransom. But given that the first three episodes of the series were directed by Danny Boyle, the show is also definitely about music.
Take the first sequence after the pilot’s short opening credits. Pink Floyd’s “Money” (how can a show this focused on wealth not start with something so on-the-nose?) plays over a swooping shot through a Getty son’s estate. When a model jumps into the pool, the music gets submerged too. So, before we even get to crazy injections or zoo animals or splattered fowl or violence involving BBQ tools and severed body parts, “Trust” is a show concerned with its own soundtrack.
And though there are other ubiquitous ’70s jams throughout Season 1 — kudos to the show for bypassing some obvious Bowie picks and using a track off “Aladdin Sane,” which was released months before the events depicted in the show — the cross-continent travels give the show a chance to bring in some Italian opera and pop favorites as well.
With two “Dark Side of the Moon” cuts in three episodes, the show is forming a musical identity to go with the one started out by Boyle and writer Simon Beaufoy. With that in mind, we’ve gathered all of the music used on the show, from Rossini to Sweet.
We’ll be updated this playlist as Season 1 progresses. In the meantime, relax and let the soothing strains of The Merseys counterbalance the ruthless family drama on display.
“Trust” airs Sunday nights at 10 p.m. ET on FX.