NEW YORK, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Records recording artist Jakob Dylan has written and recorded the theme song for "Six Degrees," the new ABC Television drama produced by J.J. Abrams (Lost) that airs Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. ET.
"Here Comes Now," produced by Steve Lillywhite (U2, Dave Matthews), is a ringing, anthemic track that complements the show's theory that every person on the planet is connected to every other person ... or soon will be. The song will debut in the show's season premiere, Thursday, September 21, 2006 on ABC following "Grey's Anatomy."
New songs written and recorded by Dylan will also be utilized in the show on a regular basis, with "Stardust Universe" and "No Matter What" slated for early episodes. The songs will be available on iTunes(http://www.itunes.com
) soon after their airings on Six Degrees
According to "Six Degrees" Executive Producer J.J. Abrams, "I've been a huge fan of Jakob's for years -- his music has soul and heart and makes you feel good. I'm thrilled to have this chance to work with and get to know this incredible artist." Jakob Dylan commented, "J.J. and his team make such great and innovative television, and I was instantly intrigued by their plans to make music such an integral part of the storytelling of 'Six Degrees.' Plus, J.J. promised me that I can see episodes of 'Lost' before anyone else, but that had nothing to do with my saying yes."
Jakob Dylan is the Grammy Award-winning songwriter and leader of The Wallflowers, whose hits include "One Headlight", "6th Avenue Heartache,""Sleepwalker," "When You're On Top," and "The Beautiful Side of Somewhere." Through five acclaimed albums and millions of records sold, Jakob and his band have steered a steady course through the ever-changing trends of modern-day pop music to create a sound and a body of work that remain timeless.
They say that anyone on the planet can be connected to any other person through a chain of six people, which means that no one is a stranger... for long. In, "Six Degrees," a new drama from the producers of "Lost" and "Alias," six very different New Yorkers go about their lives without realizing the impact they're having on one another -- yet. A mysterious web of coincidences will gradually draw them closer, changing the course oftheir lives forever.
" stars Jay Hernandez ("Friday Night Lights") as Carlos, Bridget Moynahan ("Sex and the City") as Whitney, Erika Christensen("Flightplan") as Mae, Dorian Missick ("Lucky Number Slevin") as Damian,with Campbell Scott ("The Secret Lives of Dentists") as Steven Caseman and Hope Davis ("About Schmidt") as Laura. The series is shot on location in New York City. Executive producers are J.J. Abrams, Stuart Zicherman, Raven Metzner, Bryan Burk and Ken Biller. "Six Degrees" is produced by TouchstoneTelevision.
SOURCE Columbia Records