“First Kill” debuted on Netflix today, and the teen vampire drama has a part-fresh, part-nostalgic soundtrack. Featuring more recent gems like “Bury a Friend” by Billie Eilish and older favorites such as “Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood and “Soldier of Love” by Sade, the “First Kill” soundtrack has something for everyone. A mix of hip-hop, indie rock, and karaoke classics, it also features a number of songs by lesser-known artists — so you just might find your new favorite track on this list.
“First Kill” stars Imani Lewis as Calliope, a newbie vampire slayer from a very long line of dedicated vampire hunters, and Sarah Catherine Hook as Juliette, a young vampire preparing to take her first victim. The star-crossed pair wind up falling for each other, and what results is a modern “Romeo and Juliet” — with a queer twist. The series is based on a short story by writer V.E. Schwab, and it also stars Phillip Mullings Jr., Dominic Goodman, Aubin Wise, and Elizabeth Mitchell. “First Kill” builds on the tradition of teen-centric vampire sagas such as “Twilight” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” adding fresh faces and sounds to the vast canon.
Ahead, hear the songs from “First Kill.”