Watching House of Cards makes me miss D.C. If ever there was an audio portrait of a city, this theme song is one.
Mood and musical palette of a city. Gravitas. Gritty. Scintillating. Titillating. Dark and foreboding. What you don’t see. The underbelly.
The riptide. Puppet master riff. Different cadence. Iconic. Heroic. One lonely trumpet.
Composer Jeff Beal deconstructs his music for the series: