Zendaya & Labrinth Wrote Dominic Fike’s Song in “Euphoria” Season 2 Finale
Recently, we caught a glimpse of Zendaya and Labrinth working in a recording studio for the Euphoria soundtrack. We just didn’t know what they’d be cooking up. They created the musical masterpiece, “All for Us” for the season 1 finale of the HBO show. It totally makes sense that they’d create more magic for season 2. Labrinth made a cameo during the funeral scene in episode 4 to perform “I’m Tired” — another Zendaya collaboration that’s available to listen to in streaming platforms — we were left wondering what else he might have in store for the season 2 soundtrack.
Musician Dominic Fike also joined Euphoria as Rue and Jules’ new friend. Elliot, so we were bound to receive a song or two since his character also has musical talents.
In the season 2 finale, Elliot played a song called “Little Star” for Rue on his guitar. It turns out that Zendaya and Labrinth were the writers behind it IRL.
In a featurette following the season 2 finale, Labrinth opened up about the creative process behind “Little Star.” Discussing what it was like working with Z and Dominic. “Me and Zendaya were actually sitting in each other’s spiritual energy and space. We’re getting to inspire each other to make something fresh,” Labrinth said.
“Sam [Levinson] just came up to me and said ‘Yo, I was thinking you like, play the guitar in this and you sing a song. It’s to Rue, but not really about Rue. But it is about Rue, but it’s a surreal moment, but it’s not,'” Dominic explained in the featurette.
Labrinth added that Dominic played guitar on some of the musical scores he had been working on for the show. “The cast are not just acting, they’re part of the music now,” he said. “And I think that makes it even more special.”