The singer-songwriter-producer released the soundtrack for Season 1 of the HBO teen series on Friday. Labrinth recalled that creator Sam Levinon's "passion was so insane, and his love for music was so insane...At the time, he was like, 'Lab, I wanna make a score that has hip-hop influence, has gospel-orchestral influence,' like the soundtrack for Edward Scissorhands. A lot of what was happening on the score was kind of naturally what I do. So Sam … it wasn’t like he didn’t want me there, but he was kind of like, 'When I listen to the music off your album, (it’s) exactly what I wanna hear. You’re already going in the right direction. You don’t need any inspiration apart from watching the visual.'"