Ending gore-tastic series Hannibal with a Siouxsie song is basically perfect. The series finale of the beloved (by viewers, at least) show was soundtracked by the legendary singer with “Love Crime”, appropriately dramatic, stirring and packed with just the right amount of melancholic guitars and strings. The track was written exclusively for the show with series composer Brian Reitzel, as Hannibal’s Bryan Fuller recently said in a TV Guide interview:
[Hannibal composer] Brian Reitzell knew I am a huge Siouxsie Sioux fan and have seen her in concert more times than any other artist in my life. We knew that she was a fan of the show, and we reached out to see if she’d be interested in writing a song. Essentially, she hasn’t had a single in eight years, and she said she hadn’t been inspired to write in a long time, but that Hannibal had inspired her and she would write a new song. It was an incredible honor. I told her it should be a love song between Will and Hannibal. She came back with this wonderful Bond theme of a ditty, and I just said that has to go over the finale. It was pitch-perfect.
It’s such a pleasure to hear Sioux’s vocals again; here’s hoping this spurs some more new releases!