Homeland’s Carrie Mathison likes jazz. So too of course do The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music students. It seemed inevitable then that collaboration was in order—almost. In a recent parody by Vulture, New York Magazine’s entertainment blog, Jazz students, along with famed jazz singer Marianne Solivan and comedian Julie Klausner, offered a new theme song for the hit TV show. After Klausner mused on the series’ recent “de-jazz”ing, she was off to remedy griping critics’ concern of the show’s latest season by, in her own words, “re-jazzify[ing] it with a new, jazzy-riffic” theme song.
With lyrics written by Klausner and performed by Homeland fan Solivan, New Schooler’s instruments hummed a snazzy tune to the mix, which clarified the most vital aspects of the series in a roughly three minute overview. Check out a video rendition of the song here.