Hulu’s Only Murders In The Building is an unbeatable sensation, and the original score by Siddhartha Khosla follows perfectly alongside it. Some opening skips are easy to skip as much as we adore them, but when it comes to this show’s and Khosla’s theme, the set-up makes it impossible to do. We’re going to watch it every single time, and any time we cover the show, we’ll have the Only Murders In The Building original score playing in the background.
At this point, Season 1 and Season 2 are available, both of which are relatively similar in style and so much fun to listen to this time of year. We highlight a lot of spooky original soundtracks like the Knives Out original score, See How They Run, and even Miss Scarlet and The Duke.
For two seasons, Khosla provides listeners with brilliant tunes that take us through all sorts of emotions even while the scene isn’t playing in front of us. The second season especially has some of the most heartrending tracks that touch on the emotions from the heavy narratives that we watched unfold.
The first season’s original score is comprised of 21 songs that span 32 minutes, and the second grows a bit with 24 songs, adding up to 54 minutes. Additionally, what I find most impressive with the scores is how effortlessly Khosla weaves in the central theme throughout the album. It’ll pop in when you least expect it to and seamlessly carry the melody forward to new yet familiar heights.
The original scores are spooky, innovative, emotionally moving, and so intrinsically crafted that there’s been nothing like it in recent years. It’s easy to pick up on the songs while the episodes are airing, but listening to them is a whole other feeling afterward. In the same way the series took viewers by storm, the soundtrack will likely do the same once listening to it a few more times after watching.
Listen to the Only Murders In The Building original score for both seasons below, and let us know which tracks are your favorites.
Gissane (pronounced Geese-enny) or, as people often call her, "Goose," is a Christ fan above all and a romance enthusiast who's taken her Master's degree in English and love for essays into writing lengthy analyses about pop culture.
She is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Marvelous Geeks Media and the co-host of Lady Geeks' Society Podcast. She drinks too much coffee, wants to live in a forest, and cries a lot because of her favorite characters. She's a member of The Cherry Picks and can also be found writing features for Looper.