Tim Robinson in I Think You Should Leave
Tim Robinson as Ronnie in I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson (courtesy of Netflix)

Turnstile and Christian Lee Hutson Recorded New Songs for I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson

Whitmer Thomas is also credited on a song from the Netflix comedy’s third season

The third season of I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson premiered on Netflix today. In addition to the previously announced guest stars like Tim Heidecker and Patti Harrison, the new season features some new music from Turnstile and Christian Lee Hutson. Hutson wrote and performed the song “Is This It” from the second episode sketch “Sitcom Taping.” In the fourth episode sketch “Children’s Choir,” there’s a song called “Listening” credited to a group called the Everything-You-Knows—it’s Turnstile’s Brendan Yates, Pat McCrory, Daniel Fang, and Franz Lyons.

In the same sketch as the Turnstile track, Whitmer Thomas (who previously appeared on the show) wrote a brief rap performed by a child called the “Jolly Beach Road Rap.” Tim Robinson himself wrote some of the music performed by the children’s choir in that sketch, as well as “Birthday Crazy” (with Zach Kanin and music by Andrew Gross, performed in one instance by Luca Ellis) from Episode 3’s “Robert’s Christmas Birthday.”  The Episode 6 sketch “Banana Breath” features a song called “Dance Under the Stars,” which was co-written by Joshua Myers and Yuuki Matthews.

The song performed by Turnstile is a key part of the sketch in which it appears. (Light spoilers ahead in this paragraph.) “I’ve been listening to this new song by a band I’ve never heard before, and they’re saying there’s no rules,” actor Biff Wiff says to Robinson. (Wiff played a profane action star Santa Claus in Season 2 of the show.) “Do you think that’s true? […] This thing has got me all fucked up.” He later adds: “God, I love that fuckin’ song, man.” Head to Tudum for the song’s full lyrics.

Thomas said that his contribution came together while the two comedians were skateboarding. “Tim and I just goof and make up songs while we’re hanging out,” he wrote in a statement to Pitchfork. “He always takes the hooks and I take the verses. He’s got a great ear for melody and I’m a words guy. One day while we were skating I made up that rap and he sang the ‘jolly beach road’ part. A few months later they put it in the sketch and the rest is history. Hoping to put out a full length of these songs in the future.”

Hutson and Thomas have previously covered the “bones are their money” song from the show’s first season. Robinson also once made headlines for attending a Turnstile show. And, last year, for his performances on the show, Robinson won the Emmy Awrd for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series.