‘Cruel Summer’ Composers Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman on Creating the ’90s-Set Thriller’s ‘Avant-Garde’ Score

‘Cruel Summer’ Composers Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman on Creating the ’90s-Set Thriller’s ‘Avant-Garde’ Score
Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman do not have as much on-camera time as they did during their time as the focal points of Prince’s group, the Revolution. But, in the 35 years since the disbanding of the Revolution, Melvoin and Coleman have stealthily worked three-quarters of their way to an Egot.

They snagged their Academy Award with “Purple Rain” and multiple Grammys in the mid-‘80s with Prince. Their work on “Nurse Jackie” garnered them the Emmy for outstanding original main title theme music in 2010. This year, with their multi-dimensional score for Freeform’s teen psychological thriller, “Cruel Summer,” they could be headed to the Emmy podium once again.

Cruel Summer” follows the lives of two main characters, Kate (Olivia Holt) and Jeanette on the same days over the course of three consecutive summers in 1993, 1994 and 1995. Kate, beautiful and popular on the outside but troubled and isolated on the inside,
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