Now then, Kyle MacLachlan, what we have here is a damn fine playlist, a damn fine playlist indeed. But did it also contain a few clues regarding the return of the most wonderfully weird show on television? Well, we’ll leave that one to the determined internet sleuths within the frenzied fanbase, because generally speaking, fathoming anything related to Twin Peaks is like trying to solve a circular Rubik cube.
As the long-awaited return of Twin Peaks rumbled on back in 2017, Special Agent Dale Cooper shared a Coffeetime playlist on Spotify. The sweet collection of tunes that the star compiled included one-time guest David Bowie with his iconic track ‘Heroes’. Alongside a smorgasbord of other classics that proved Special Agent Dale Cooper has as much tact when it comes to music as he does when dealing with a hangover.
The playlist arrived with the simple description of: “Songs I still like listening to.” However, the star revealed slightly more in the accompanying launch message, whereby he wrote: “I’ll admit it’s ’60s/70s heavy. I guess it’s true when they say you can never escape your past.” It was that rather cryptic last line that had fans wondering whether there were some clues contained within, and that’s a mystery that was seemingly never solved for sure.
If there are clues hidden within the curated brilliance, then it elevates the playlist to rarefied heights because from where we’re sitting, it simply seems to be a collection of some of the greatest songs ever written. Jammed into the four-and-a-half-hour mix are the likes of Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and Van Morrison. Sadly, Twin Peaks, the band didn’t make an appearance.
The latest news on shows official website leads with the line: “Laura Dern says David Lynch is up to something ‘radical and fantastic’.” Dern, however, remained reticent on the details of his diabolical plan. Instead, she dropped mystifying hints like, “There’s a twinkle in his eye” and “he is never not making art,” as well as claiming the director is continuing his incessant demands that Dern shaves her head.
For now, fans will have to wait patiently for further updates, but thankfully in the meantime, we have regale in the benevolent brilliance of the gift of Cooper’s gilded playlist.