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'True Detective' Arrives With Stunning New Theme Song

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Last night, HBO kicked off the latest season of True Detective with a special new theme song: "Death Letter," recorded by Cassandra Wilson in 1995.

Originally written and performed by blues singer and guitarist Son House in 1965, Wilson's cover fits the spirit and tone of the show perfectly, setting up the three-timeline rabbit role we go down with Mahershala Ali's Arkansas police detective Wayne Hays. Give it a play and enjoy.