‘Ted Lasso’ Interview: Composer Tom Howe On The Show’s Legacy And Musical Growth

For three wonderful seasons, Tom Howe has provided the soundtrack and theme song to America’s comfort show, Ted LassoWhile Jason Sudeikis, Brett Goldstein, and Phil Dunster provide humor and warmth on the soccer field and on screen, Howe provides the sonic heart that moves us and endears us more to the show.

I first met Howe at a virtual press event in the heart of COVID, after the first season premiered. Then we talked about creating a show’s sound in lockdown. Now, we talked about the legacy of Ted Lasso, both sonically and otherwise, and seeing how the show has grown.

While the show is definitely his claim to fame, he also is responsible for the music you hear on The Great Pottery Throwdown, The Great British Baking Show, and Daisy Jones and the Six. We discussed his work on the latter alongside his most recent collaboration, Shrinking, with Lasso’s Goldstein and Bill Lawrence.

Cortland Jacoby
A D.C area native, Cortland has been interested in media since birth. Taking film classes in high school and watching the classics with family instilled a love of film in Cortland’s formative years. Before graduating with a degree in English and minoring in Film Study from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, Cortland ran the college’s radio station, where she frequently reviewed films on air. She then wrote for another D.C area publication before landing at Punch Drunk Critics. Aside from writing and interviewing, she enjoys podcasts, knitting, and talking about representation in media.