OSCAR(R), GOLDEN GLOBE(R) AND GRAMMY(R)-WINNING ARTIST RYAN BINGHAM RELEASES THEME SONG FOR FX'S UPCOMING ORIGINAL DRAMA SERIES "THE BRIDGE"
"Until I'm One With You" Single Releases on Axster Bingham Records, available on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify Tuesday, June 25
and on Radio Monday, July 8
Series Premiere of The Bridge on FX Wednesday, July 10 at 10 PM ET/PT
Los Angeles, June 25, 2013 - Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy winning singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham brings his signature sound to FX's upcoming original drama series The Bridge, penning the series' theme song "Until I'm One With You." The single is released on Bingham's own Axster Bingham Records and is available today Tuesday, June 25 on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/until-im-one-with-you-single/id663084645?ls=1), Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Until-Im-One-with-You/dp/B00DGKQOQU) and Spotify and on radio Monday, July 8.
The Bridge, produced by Shine America, will debut on FX on Wednesday, July 10 at 10 PM ET/PT.
"FX has created great and edgy shows and with The Bridge they continue to raise the bar for television," says Bingham. "It's an honor to have my music be part of this series."
"Music is such an integral part in shaping the viewers' experience for our television shows and we take great pride in selecting artists who can help tell the stories in a meaningful way," says Daryl Berg, Vice President, Music, Shine America. "Ryan's music resonates with fans and we were thrilled for him to help voice the story of The Bridge."
Critically acclaimed and Billboard Top 10-artist, Ryan Bingham, is well known as the writer/performer of the Oscar, Golden Globe, Grammy and Critics' Choice-winning theme song "The Weary Kind" for the 2010 film Crazy Heart starring Jeff Bridges. In 2012, Bingham released his fourth studio album Tomorrowland. Throughout 2013, he continues to tour the country playing to packed live-crowds and joining Bob Dylan, Wilco, and My Morning Jacket for the Americanarama Festival of Music tour this July/August as well as making national television appearances.
A crime thriller exploring the tensions on the US-Mexico border, The Bridge follows detectives Sonya Cross (Diane Kruger) from El Paso PD and her Mexican counterpart from Chihuahua State Police, Marco Ruiz (Demian Bichir) as they uncover a string of murders on the border, a scene already consumed by illegal immigration, drug trafficking, violence and prostitution. Executive Producers Meredith Stiehm (Homeland) and novelist and television writer/producer Elwood Reid adapted The Bridge for American television from the international hit series Bron, which was set on the border of Denmark and Sweden.
Reid and The Bridge Music Supervisor, John Bissel first approached Bingham to be a part of the series after seeing him perform in Los Angeles.
"On a lark I approached Ryan about writing a song for our show. Not only am I a fan of his music but I knew he'd ridden the rodeo circuit down on the Texas/Mexico border," says Reid. "Ryan sparked to the idea immediately and said he'd take a stab at it. Three months of silence and then one day I got what Ryan described as a 'rough demo' of the song. The song was haunting and unlike anything I'd heard out there as far as title sequence songs go."
"Ryan cut a demo soon after his meeting with Reid, Bissell and Kate Lambert (FX's VP of Original Programming, Drama and Comedy Development), at the Warner/Chappell offices" said Wendy Christiansen, Senior Vice President, Film/TV Music Creative, Warner/Chappell Music. "They were so impressed with the very first take that they asked for no changes, and that's what they ended up using. Ryan is a fantastic, emotionally gripping songwriter and we are so privileged to work with a talent of his caliber."
Publishing for "Until I'm One With You" is co-owned by Shine America and Ryan Bingham with Warner Chappell administering and the single is released on Axster Bingham Records with distribution through Thirty Tigers/RED.
About Ryan Bingham
New Mexico born Ryan Bingham is an acclaimed Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe winning musician. In 2009, Bingham wrote and performed the theme song "The Weary Kind" for the acclaimed film Crazy Heart starring Jeff Bridges. The track was produced by Grammy-winning producer T Bone Burnett and earned Bingham an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and Critics' Choice Award for "Best Song" in 2010, as well as a Grammy Award for "Best Song Written for a Motion Picture" in 2011. In 2010, Bingham released his critically acclaimed third studio album "Junky Star" on Lost Highway Records. The album, Bingham's highest charting and most successful release to date, debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Rock Album Chart and Top 20 on the Billboard 200 Chart. In 2012, Bingham released his critically acclaimed fourth studio album Tomorrowland on his own label Axster Bingham Records. 2013 continues to be a very busy year for the multi-award winning singer-songwriter. In addition to playing to packed crowds in concert theaters across the country and joining Bob Dylan, Wilco, and My Morning Jacket for the Americanarama Festival of Music tour this July/August, he has made a number of national TV appearances in support of Tomorrowland on shows including The View, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon following recent appearances on Good Morning America and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. For more on Ryan Bingham please visit: www.binghammusic.com
FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel of FX Networks, a business unit of 21 Century Fox. FX Networks is comprised of FX, FXM, and FXX, its newest channel launching on September 2, 2013. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in more than 98 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series, including Sons of Anarchy, Justified, The Americans, and the upcoming drama series The Bridge (July 2013); the miniseries American Horror Story: Coven; and the acclaimed hit comedy series Louie, Archer and Wilfred. The network's library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. FX's roster of acquired hit series includes Two and a Half Men, Anger Management and, coming in 2014, Mike & Molly.
About Shine America
Shine America is a world leader in producing and distributing compelling scripted and unscripted television and digital content. Shine America is known for popular and award-winning original series including The Biggest Loser, The Face, and Tabatha Takes Over as well as adaptations of Shine Group formats such as MasterChef, Minute to Win It, and scripted series including The Office and the upcoming FX drama The Bridge.
Shine America has development deals with some of the top producers in television including Nigel Lythgoe (Nigel Lythgoe Productions) and its own unscripted format label in Ardaban, led by the creators of the hit Food Network series Chopped. Shine Latino, a new division of Shine America, is producing and distributing original Spanish-language content to the U.S. and Latin American marketplaces.??The global Shine 360� division builds brands through the leveraging of its intellectual property and creating integrated marketing opportunities for advertisers. The company has also developed over 20 ground-breaking original online series on MSN, Yahoo!, YouTube premium channels and other platforms, many produced in partnership with global brands such as Walmart, Toyota, Kraft Foods, Subway and Microsoft. Through Shine Group's distribution arm, Shine International, Shine America distributes its extensive library of programming and formats to more than 150 countries.
About FX Productions
FX Productions produces the critically acclaimed hit comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Louie, Archer, Wilfred, and Legit, and the late night series Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. FXP co-produces the award-winning hit drama series Sons of Anarchy and Justified, and the critically acclaimed drama The Americans. FXP currently has production output deals in place with RCG Productions, the production company of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Executive Producer/Showrunners Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton, and Floyd County Productions, the production company of Archer Executive Producer/Showrunners Adam Reed and Matt Thompson. FXP recently announced a cable exclusive, first-look pact with Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson and their Color Force production company, producers of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid feature franchise and The Hunger Games. It was the first POD deal for FX Productions that was not established through a prior existing relationship with the studio. FXP has a first-look cable deal with Paul Giamatti, Dan Carey and their production company, Touchy Feely Films. FXP is also producing limited series and miniseries for FX and FOX.