One of the early defining elements of Homeland was its lead's affinity for jazz music. Does jazz emulate Carrie's freeform, occasionally erratic mental energies? Does it score her lust for Brody? Or is it just a cool element of an otherwise tense drama series, daddy-o? Whatever the reason, Homeland emerged as one the jazziest shows on television. And yet, this season — with the exception of an unfortunate jazz incident that went down after Carrie fiddled with her car stereo — has been less jazzy. Why has the series de-jazzed itself? Is it a coincidence that this sub-jazzed arc has been more grumbled about, critically? Maybe all the complaining about the hard-to-swallow plot arcs is misplaced, and the real issue is that it needs to be re-jazz-ified? In this video, Vulture's Julie Klausner talks to a jazz singer, Marianne Solivan, about these pressing, jazz-related issues and then, with the help of some students from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, offers a new, jazzy-riffic theme song for the producers to consider swapping in under the credits. You can even sing along!
Most Viewed Stories
It Has Been a Very Long Time Since a Monologue Joke Bombed As Hard As the One Seth Meyers Tried Last Night
Macklemore, Hillary, and Why White Privilege Is Everyone’s Burden
Archie Comic Reveals Jughead Is Asexual
The 100 Jokes That Shaped Modern Comedy
20 Intimate, Behind-the-Scenes Moments From Oscars Past
The Complete Guide to Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’
Stephen King Confirms Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey Are in Talks for That Dark Tower Adaptation
Beyoncé Rejected Chris Martin’s ‘Awful’ Song
The Bachelor Recap: Baywatch of Pigs
Martin Scorsese’s Vinyl Is the Year’s First Must-See Show
Latest News from VultureNew High-Rise Trailer: Tom Hiddleston Has Lost His Clothes
Grab your water bottles.Second City Launches the Harold Ramis School for Making Movies As Funny As Animal House
It will be the first film school specifically focused on comedies.8 Best New Songs of the Week
Let's get in formation.The Suite Life’s Cole Sprouse Will Play Jughead in the CW’s Archie Pilot, Maybe Get a Wikipedia Page of His Own Now
Cody Martin no more.Beyoncé Is So Powerful, She Can Single-handedly Lift Red Lobster’s Sales
One lyric leads an entire nation to crave popcorn shrimp and cheddar biscuits.Like Sands Through the Hourglass, the Divergent Series Has Lost Another Director
To lose one director is a tragedy; to lose two looks like carelessness.Stephen King Confirms Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey Are in Talks for That Dark Tower Adaptation
“It’s more likely than not it’ll happen at this point.”Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels Will Be Adapted for TV
Get to reading!What Defines a Showtime Show?
Plus, we're joined by Malcolm-Jamal Warner to discuss The People v. O.J. Simpson's Bronco-car-chase episode.Kristen Stewart, James Franco, and Helena Bonham Carter to Join JT LeRoy Biopic ... or Are They?
Stewart would play Savannah Knoop, who played LeRoy in public.
A more feminist-oriented take on the format.Bryan Fuller Will Helm the New Star Trek TV Revival
Set phasers to stun.Your First Look at the Cover of Tig Notaro’s Memoir, I’m Just a Person
Coming out June 14.Leonardo DiCaprio Will Be Pleased to Hear There’s a Vape in the $200,000 Oscars Swag Bag This Year
It's not Academy-approved.Macklemore Finally Performed ‘White Privilege II’ Live, Delighting Comments Sections Around the Land
He brought Jamila Woods, Nikkita Oliver, and Danez Smith.Get a Little Emotional Listening to Ewan McGregor Performing David Bowie’s ‘Heroes.’ It’s Okay.
At L.A.'s Celebrating David Bowie tribute concert.It Has Been a Very Long Time Since a Monologue Joke Bombed As Hard As the One Seth Meyers Tried Last Night
"Nobody?!?!"Liz Meriwether on How They Changed New Girl While Zooey Deschanel Is on Maternity Leave
"It doesn’t feel that different."Full Frontal Presents ‘A Jeb in Winter,’ a Study of the Cold, Silent Despair That Is Jeb Bush’s New Hampshire Campaign
Like Tinkerbell, if you don't clap, he will die.Bon Iver Share a Gorgeous, ‘Very Old’ Unreleased Song for Your Winter Blues
Justin Vernon also hints at the return of his duo with James Blake.