‘Black Earth Rising’ Theme Music – BBC & Netfix

What’s the name of the theme tune playing during the opening credits of Black Earth Rising on BBC Two?

Featuring the lyrics “If you are the dealer, I’m out of the game. If you are the healer, it means I’m broken and lame. If thine is the glory, then mine must be the shame. You want it darker. We kill the flame”, the theme music to Black Earth Rising is ‘You Want It Darker’.

Title: You Want It Darker.
Artist: Leonard Cohen.
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This track was recorded during 2015 and 2016 by Leonard Cohen and is the title track of the artists fourteenth and final studio album. The Canadian singer-songwriter is probably best known for his 1984 song ‘Hallelujah’.

Written and directed by Hugo Blick, Black Earth Rising is a TV drama series about the prosecution of international war crimes which is a joint production between BBC Two and Netflix. Episode 1 premiered here in Britain on 10 September, 2018 with a cast list that includes Michaela Coel and John Goodman.

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