At the end of Euphoria Season 1 Episode 5, a haunting end credits song is playing. The show is known for its great selection of music, and tonight’s episode was no exception. If you’re wanting to know who sang the song and learn more about it, then read on.
The song is called Gallows and it’s by CocoRosie. The official video is below.
The lyrics to the song read:
It was just before the moon hung her weary heavy head in
The gallows and the graves of the milky, milky cradle
His tears have turned to poppies, a shimmer in the midnight
A flower in the twilight, a flower in the twilight.
And our screaming is in his screaming
Our screaming in the willow.
They took him to the gallows, he fought them all the way though
And when they asked us how we knew his name
We died just before him, our eyes are in the flowers
Our hands are in the branches, our voices in the breezes.
We’re waiting by the willow, our milky milky cradle
Our lockets long have rusted, his picture worn and weathered
Our hair is in the garden, our voices in our toeses
Our limbs are in the blossoms, our eyes are in the branches.
CocoRosie is an American group that formed in 2003, composed of Bianca Coco and Sierra Rosie Cassady. They’re from the U.S. but formed the band in Paris.
In an interview with PopMatters, they said that Gallows started as a vocal experiment in their studio. “Sierra was singing with these two voices really really close together, a certain double, and for us it was this clear image of these twins, and all this imagery, a story, started to pull out just from something that happened vocally.”
Fans enjoyed CocoRosie’s song closing out the episode.
According to IMDB, their songs have also appeared on soundtracks for H&G, Whores’ Glory (documentary), Meme pas en reve (a short film), Otto; or, Up with Dead People, and Red Without Blue (a documentary from 2007.)
You can listen to more of CocoRosie on SoundCloud. Find out about their upcoming concerts here. Their upcoming appearances include Meow Wolf Taos Vortex 2019 in New Mexico on August 16-18, 2019, and then Pop-Kultur Berline 2019 in Germany. (And yes, we’re talking that Meow Wolf that works with George R.R. Martin.) CocoRosie already played at Meow Wolf recently in March. The Taos Vortex in August is an immersive weekend experience at Kit Carson Park, hosted by Meow Wolf. It’s three days of live music “adventure and experimental interactions.” Sounds fun for a Euphoria fan. You can purchase a three-day pass and camp, or not camp, or you can just get a day pass.
The show’s soundtrack is widely acclaimed by fans every week and only expected to get better. Episode titles are named after songs, and from beginning to end the soundtrack is phenomenal. The ending credits song for tonight’s episode was a perfect example of just that.