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“Love Crime” by Siouxsie Sioux & Brian Reitzell // Hannibal Season 3 Finale (2015)

As a lifelong fan of Siouxsie and the Banshees, it’s always a welcome return to hear the voice of Siouxsie Sioux on a new recording. In fact, her new collaboration with producer, Brian Reitzell, is the first such recording in eight years. The new track, “Love Crime” was put together for the (season, now series) finale of of the cult favorite tv series, Hannibal - and it fits in that world like a glove. Elegant and ominous, cinematic and haunting. It’s a nice little addition to the artist’s catalog. 

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Love Crime | Siouxsie Sioux & Brian Reitzell

Oh, the dye
A blood red setting sun
Rushing through my veins
Burning up my skin

Siouxsie Sioux ended an 8 year musical hiatus for the finale of Hannibal, with this hauntingly perfect final song, scoring what I can only describe as a bloody and beautiful dance of death.

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The chilling track from the Hannibal series finale.

Siouxsie Sioux and Brian Reitzell - Love Crime

(FYI - clean rip from episode, no dialogue)

Hope it goes up on iTunes soon (after U.S. airing maybe?)

But for the finale and where we are, I really, honestly, did this for the Fannibals of this show because I’ve never in my life — even all the bands I’ve played with and stuff — I’ve never witnessed this kind of intense fandom. They’re so loyal, and it’s quite emotional. Or it will be quite emotional, for the fans, and I wanted them to have a souvenir. I wanted them to have a song. I wanted them to have a melody, because I’ve not been able to really do that with this show. But since we’re leaving — or at least taking some time away from the show, whatever the future is — I felt like I needed to give them something, and it felt right.
—  Brian Reitzell to ew.com about Siouxsie Sioux (ew.com, 29 August, 2015)
Tell me about that Siouxsie Sioux song that played over the final scenes. How did that come about?

[Hannibal composer] Brian Reitzell knew I am a huge Siouxsie Sioux fan and have seen her in concert more times than any other artist in my life. We knew that she was a fan of the show, and we reached out to see if she’d be interested in writing a song. Essentially, she hasn’t had a single in eight years, and she said she hadn’t been inspired to write in a long time, but that Hannibal had inspired her and she would write a new song. It was an incredible honor. I told her it should be a love song between Will and Hannibal. She came back with this wonderful Bond theme of a ditty, and I just said that has to go over the finale. It was pitch-perfect. [source]