Kansas City-based indie rock band The Greeting Committee are four low-key cupids in the trilogy-capping To All the Boys: Forever and Always film, which arrived on Netflix Friday (Feb. 12).
Vocalist Addie Sartino, guitarist Brandon Yangmi, bassist Pierce Turcotte, and drummer Austin Fraser not only appear in the third installment of the popular rom-com, but also sing three songs on the To All The Boys: Always And Forever (Music From The Netflix Film) official soundtrack.
The 16-song set, which is also available today, features an original song by Leah Nobel called “Beginning Middle End” that eventually gets dubbed as Lara Jean (Lana Condor) and Peter Kavinsky’s (Noah Centineo) “song.”
The Greeting Committee performs a stripped-down version of the ode to love in the three stages that the To All The Boys trilogy traces in the film; the band also earns credit for “Run For Your Money” and “17” on the soundtrack.
“It’s been a fun but tough secret to keep from our fans that we’re in this movie and have three songs on the soundtrack. I can’t wait to share in their excitement,” Sartino tells Billboard. “A lot of my friends read these books growing up so it’s such a surreal thing to be a part of. We’re so grateful. And it’s nice because I would’ve watched this movie anyway! I’ve been a fan since the first one.”
To celebrate the film’s release — and a particular romantic holiday taking place this Sunday (Feb. 14) — The Greeting Committee assembled their own soundtrack for Billboard ahead of the romantic holiday. The 10-song set indulges listeners with nostalgic power ballads while empowering those who haven’t found the one yet or those who are moving on for good with feel-good pop anthems.
Check out the full playlist of The Greeting Committee’s beautiful and powerful V-Day tracks below, and see which one Sartino says is her and her girlfriend’s “song.”
Leona Lewis, “Bleeding Love”: “This song is the perfect unrequited love song in my opinion. My favorite song to scream sing while stuck in traffic.”
Beyoncé, “Love on Top”: “Some of my favorite memories revolve around singing this song with my friends and my girlfriend at parties. That key change is magical.”
Cat Power, “Sea of Love”: “Maybe the most beautiful song in all of existence. It is Elise (my girlfriend) and I’s song. I swear it stops time.”
Jack Johnson, “Angel”: “The lyrics are just incredible. So simply and beautifully put. ‘She gives me kisses on the lips just for coming home.'”
Heidi Newfield, “Johnny & June”: “My parents used to put this song on growing up. My favorite country song by a long shot. Another scream sing song.”
Fleetwood Mac, “Everywhere”: “Classic.”
Michael Bublé, “Haven’t Met You Yet”: “This song always gave me so much optimism in my single days. There’s something so exciting about not knowing what’s around the corner.”
Marina, “How to Be A Heartbreaker”: “The power this song holds. Makes me feel invincible.”
Taylor Swift, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”: “Need I say more? Thank you, Queen Taylor.”
Lorde, “Supercut”: “Can y’all check on Lorde? We love her. We miss her. We need her.”