This trailer for BBC Three’s Normal People features music by Irish singer-songwriter Orla Gartland. The 12-part drama series is based on the 2018 novel by Sally Rooney and stars Daisy Edgar-Jones as Marianne and Paul Mescal as Connell. Set in Ireland, we follow the relationship between two high school teenagers and complications around their social divisions.
The book has been coined the “literary phenomenon of the year” so will this success reflect in the drama series? Viewers will be able to watch Normal People on BBC iPlayer and BBC One from 26 April, 2020.
The music in the advert
Music: Heavy | Artist : Orla Gartland
The music in the BBC Three and Hulu Normal People trailer is a song called ‘Heavy’ released earlier this year by Irish singer-songwriter Orla Gartland.
The thoughtful ballad is a piano-led reflection on the difficult details of a break-up. In the commercial we hear the song’s lyrics
“Do you think about me at night?
When the sky is losing the light
I swear my head fills up with memories”
“tell me why this has to be this heavy”
followed by repetitive lyric…
“Do you think about, do you think about, do you think about”.