A new HBO series, “Vinyl,” co-produced by Mick Jagger and Martin Scorcese, will feature a song by the Icelandic indie-rock group Kaleo. According to Kaleo’s lead singer, Jökull Júlíusson, the band received a call from Mick Jagger expressing interest in one of their songs, which happened to be unfinished.
The band, which has been touring in the US for the last six months, cancelled three shows to get into a recording studio to finish the song. It is now highlighted in the trailer for the series. While Kaleo regretted having to cancel performances at the last minute, it was too good an opportunity to pass up, and they hope to make up for the cancelled shows.
Kaleo got together in 2012 and gained popularity for their 2014 music video “All the Pretty Girls,” as well as “Way Down We Go,” released this year. They are signed to the label Atlantic Records. Jökull Júlíusson stated he thought that it was most likely that Mick Jagger and Martin Scorcese got wind of the song that drew their attention through Atlantic.
“Vinyl,” which is set for release in February 2016, depicts the struggle of a 1970s record producer, played by Bobby Cannavale, struggling to keep his label afloat. The pilot was co-written by Scorcese and Terence Winter, who is known for his work on “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Sopranos.”