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What's The Song In The End Of The F***ing World Season 2 Trailer?

Contains spoilers for The End of the F***ing World season 1

The highly anticipated second season of The End of the F***ing World is set to hit Netflix on November 5, and with the date nearing, fans of the show are desperately trying to glean any tiny detail they can about the new batch of episodes. Luckily for them, Netflix just dropped the trailer for The End of the F***ing World season 2

Released on October 30, the trailer teases that the second season of the popular British drama series is set to be as twisted as the first. Not a single word is spoken by any of the characters in the footage, which focuses on the life Alyssa (Jessica Barden) is leading after law enforcement officers caught up with her and her literal partner in crime James (Alex Lawther) at the end of the show's first season. The season 2 trailer shows only flashes of scenes — all set to a hauntingly familiar song that sets the tone for the impending season.

So, what's the song in the End of the F***ing World season 2 trailer?

It's an exclusive cover of Billy Idol's "White Wedding Part I" sung by Graham Coxon, lead guitarist of the English rock band Blur, who provided music for both seasons 1 and 2 of the acclaimed Netflix series. Rest assured, the song — which has been slowed down dramatically to sound quite sinister — and its lyrics have been used in the darkest way possible.

With a cliffhanger ending capping season 1, which wrapped over two years ago, the new season of The End of the F***ing World will indeed pick up long enough after season 1 for fans to find out what happened to James after he took that bullet on the beach.

Cliffhanger chaos and an accusatory line

 gunshot and a picture fading to black ended the first season of The End of the F***ing World season 1, but included no indication as to whether James survived being shot. The new trailer briefly flickers to the beach where Alyssa and James were last seen trying to evade the police — except this time, James is shown lying on his back and clutching his side, which is covered in blood. Alyssa is hovering over James, trying desperately to help him. Another flash of the scene shows someone dragging Alyssa away from James as she screams out for him. 

Coxon's crooning voice covers the beach scene with the accusatory question, "Hey little sister, what have you done?" Alyssa started a runaway life with James due to Alyssa's desire to find her biological father and get away from her mother and stepfather, so this perfectly placed line could well be pointing the finger at her for landing her and James in this rather sticky situation. The rest of the trailer sees an almost robotic Alyssa going through the motions of life, suggesting she feels a deep sense of guilt for the events that unfolded on the beach.

The opening lines of the song all seem to continue on that tone: "Hey little sister, who's the only one / Hey little sister, who's your superman / Hey little sister, who's the one you want / Hey little sister, shotgun." Alyssa has wanted James since the first episode of , but the shotgun that ends the first verse of "White Wedding Part I" also ended the first season of the show... and may have ended James' life and Alyssa's chance at happiness. 

"It's a nice day to start again..." on The End of the F***ing World season 2

Things get strange after that. Alyssa dyes her hair, is seen trying on a wedding dress, is walked down the aisle, and can be seen drinking alone during the reception. She also appears to have gotten a job, which is a bit unexpected from a teenage runaway.  

The dulcet tones of Coxon's voice offer that it's a "nice day to start again" — perhaps indicating that Alyssa may have decided to do just that. Or has she been forced into it? The blank expression on her face may suggest the latter is the more likely option, and however "nice" it may be for those around her, it's not something she cares for one way or another. 

Alyssa actress Jessica Barden confirmed while speaking to Metro UK that there will be a time jump from the end of season 1 to the start of season 2. (Barden also noted that she only stuck around for the second season of the series after being told she would no longer be playing a high school kid.) The time difference will explain how Alyssa has found herself in a wedding dress (seemingly so suddenly to viewers), but it still doesn't clear up who on earth she could be marrying. 

And yet, despite all the mysteries and the absence of James in the trailer, the lyrics that back the footage suggest there may be some hope — at least, that's what fans are reading into it. The line "I've been away for so long" in the tune is just enough to have us hopeful that James isn't dead, only in trouble for his crime. 

All shall be revealed when The End of the F***ing World season 2 premieres on Netflix on November 5.