The British rapper/singer, whose ‘All For Us’ collaboration with the HBO series’ lead star Zendaya is featured heavily on the teen drama, announced the surprise gig today (August 24) just a few hours prior to the 3pm (EST) / 8pm (BST) event.
— Labrinth (@Labrinth) August 24, 2020
Labrinth, real name is Timothy Lee McKenzie, tweeted the news earlier today with a preview link to the virtual concert hosted on YouTube.
A description beneath the video on YouTube reads: “Welcome to the mini-mart. Our Emmy-nominated, series composer Labrinth takes the virtual stage on Monday, August 24 at 3PM EST to perform songs from the series live for the very first time. #euphoriaLIVE”
McKenzie scored the soundtrack for series one of Euphoria with the help of Sam Levinson.
Speaking about the score last year, the artist said: “My experience with Euphoria has made me a better musician. It was a dream come true to give wings and add magic to the different storylines. It was a collaborative effort among Sam Levinson, the crew and the cast – I only added texture to an already phenomenal show. I hope that anyone who listens to the music embraces feeling something.”
Euphoria tells the tale of Rue Bennett (Zendaya), a 17-year-old recovering drug addict, navigating her high school years. The show has proved a hit despite being criticised for its explicit depiction of drug-taking and sex.
Going off the official soundtrack listing, it’s expected that Labrinth will perform the following:
‘Preparing for Call’
‘Nate Growing Up’
‘Home From Rehab’
‘We All Knew’
‘Still Don’t Know My Name’
‘WTF Are We Talking For’
‘McKay & Cassie’
‘When I R.I.P’
‘Arriving at the Formal’
‘Virgin Pina Coladas’
Watch the virtual performance from 3pm EST / 8pm BST today (Aigust 24) via this link.