Lakeshore Records will release the score to the television series Butterfly – music composed, performed and produced by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein (S U R V I V EStranger Things).  

Butterfly is a three-part British television drama series that premiered on ITV on October 14, 2018 and was created and written by Tony Marchant (Different for Girls). It stars Anna Friel, Millie Gibson and Callum Booth-Ford.   

The series is now available on Hulu.   “Butterfly—Original Series Soundtrack” will be released digitally and on CD by Lakeshore Records and on vinyl by Invada Records on March 22. Pre-order it here

Created and penned by BAFTA award-winning screenwriter Tony Marchant, Butterfly is a heartfelt and sensitive drama about the complex relationship between separated parents, Vicky (Friel) and Stephen (Emmett J. Scanlan), and their division in opinion over how to support their youngest child, Max (Booth-Ford). From a young age, Max has identified as a girl but has tried to suppress these feelings in an attempt to earn Stephen's approval. 

Emmy-winning and Grammy-nominated Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, half of the Austin band S U R V I V E, scored the biggest pop culture phenomenon of recent years: the Netflix series Stranger Things. The duo's dreamy, throwback score helped sell the nostalgic ode to when Carpenter and Spielberg were the tastemakers of the horror/fantasy genre.

Series creators The Duffer Brothers fell in love with the band's albums, which spin classic synths into a distinctly modern sound— and the resulting alchemy produced the most talked-about soundtrack of the year that garnered a Primetime Emmy Award win for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music, two Grammy nominations for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, an ASCAP Composers' Choice Award nomination for TV Composer(s) of the Year, and a World Soundtrack Award nomination for TV Composer(s) of the Year.

The duo completed work on Stranger Things 2 in 2017, which Pitchfork commented, "while staying true to the series' airtight aesthetic, Dixon and Stein continue to find ways to push beyond." They are currently working on the third season of the series.

2018 saw Dixon and Stein explore the worlds of Virtual Reality, with the Darren Aronofsky-produced VR series, Spheres, written & directed by Eliza McNitt. The episodic run launched at the Sundance Film Festival with Spheres: Songs of Spacetime, which focuses on black holes and their roles in the universe, and won Best VR at the 2018 Venice Biennale Film Festival.

 Most recently, Dixon and Stein scored Matthew Libatique's short film A Different Beyond, which was shot using early models of the new Fujifilm X-T3 camera system.

Early 2019 brings us three new projects. First, National Geographic's Valley of the Boom, a hybrid documentary-drama chronicling the early days of Silicon Valley. The duo also scored the three-part British series Butterfly which addresses the sensitive, contemporary issue of gender dysphoria which was recently picked up by Hulu in the US. Dixon & Stein recently attended the Sundance Film Festival in support of their debut feature film score for Rashid Johnson's dramatic directorial debut Native Son, the festival's opening night film, which subsequently sold to HBO.

Dixon and Stein note on Butterfly: "We had been keen to work on a drama for a while, specifically something that wasn't science fiction at all. This is a very serious story that touches on a lot of very personal and unique issues for a large group of people who haven't historically had much of a voice, and until recently have been largely left out of the media. We were drawn to this story not only because it is well written & thoughtfully-executed, but also because it deals with issues that many of our friends have faced or are still dealing with. To be able to help tell this story was a true honour for us.

 We had just come off our first project that had established us as these retro synth '80's producers, and we wanted to do something that helped get us out of that box. Obviously there are still synths being used, and coincidentally some of them are from the '80's - but hopefully this score won't be received as such."

Pre-order "Butterfly—Original Series Soundtrack" here and enjoy the track premiere of ”Butterfly” below along with the Butterfly original series trailer.