Your Summer Fix from One Tree Hill
By Mehvish Quraishy
The CW Network drama One Tree Hill has done it again! Last year, executives of the show released a compelling soundtrack called Friends with Benefits to accompany a storyline dealing with breast cancer and allowed proceeds to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc. In doing so, executives of the show set a precedent in television history as the first series to bring a storyline to life.
Once again, the creators of One Tree Hill have produced another worthwhile album. The Road Mix, the third soundtrack of the series, offers its fans yet another unique opportunity to interact with its characters and their storylines outside of traditional television viewing.
Everyone knows that a good mix of music is the key to any road trip’s success. That’s exactly what One Tree Hillcharacter Peyton Sawyer had in mind when she and her friends decided to set off on a road trip to Honey Grove, Texas after their senior prom. The songs Peyton chooses in the episode for the road trip mix tape are the actual songs on the real-life album. Ranging from rap and alternative rock to country and folk music, The Road Mix is sure to be a definite crowd pleaser.
Fans can expect to hear Dashboard Confessional’s “Don’t Wait,” Gym Class Heroes’ “Good Vibrations,” and The Constantines’ “Soon Enough.” Also on the album are hits from Tyler Hilton himself, who plays the character of mischievous Chris Keller on One Tree Hill. Throwing in La Rocca, Lucero, Jack’s Mannequin and The Weepies on top of so much more, The Road Mix effectively brings a mellow and feel-good sound to the table, which is a pleasant contrast to the typical scream-at-the-top-of-your-lungs kind of songs we hear at rowdy rock concerts. Take it from me—all 16 songs on this soundtrack are sure to put you at ease.
Ultimately, by featuring the best of each genre, The Road Mix proves to be another innovative musical breakthrough for a series that continues to be an indie showcase.