‘Roswell, New Mexico’ 2×05 Music Guide: “I’ll Stand By You”

There’s so much to love about Roswell, New Mexico. Whether it’s the fact that every episode fails to disappoint, the complex and diverse characters that populate this realistic world, or the emotional reactions the show forces from us on the weekly.

But perhaps an underrated element of Roswell, New Mexico‘s allure is the soundtrack that guides the story each and every week.

I’ve always made it clear that the eclectic mix of ’90s and modern music breathes unique life into this show. Especially the ’90s music, which pays homage to the original series.

This week’s episode brought us some new songs that did a great job setting the mood for the heartbreaking tone of this episode. Another example of how music is an integral part to conveying the emotion of a scene.

Let’s take a look at the music that appeared in Roswell, New Mexico‘s fifth episode this season, “I’ll Stand By You.”

“Here and Now” – Letters to Cleo

This song played as Rosa was working on a mural in her bedroom, when Liz walks inside. They talk, and Rosa suggests Liz move into Max’s house — because Rosa wants her own room.

“Love Don’t Live Here” – Lady Antebellum

This song played during a beautiful flashback featuring Michael and Alex, where Malex are kissing in the back of a pick-up truck. It’s a rather difficult conversation, where Alex questions Michael’s relationship with Max.

“Keep You Safe” – Lindsey Ray

This song played as Liz and Michael removed Max from the pod and started to prep for him for heart surgery.

“With You Til’ The End” – Tommee Profitt

This song played as Michael enters the hospital, embraces Isobel and gives Liz the alien pacemaker. Then, surgery begins.

“First Day of My Life” – Artist

This song played as Isobel, in her dream state, was holding Max and telling him he’s not alone.

“Stars Are On Your Side” – Ross Copperman

This song played as Michael was talking to an unconscious Max, where he beared his soul about Max never giving up on him and him deciding not to give up on Max. It also plays as Rosa comforts Liz as Maria joins them.

“Fallin'” – Cactus Groove

This song played during a flashback to the Crashdown, where Max and Michael are talking about covering up the accident. Shortly after, Michael storms out.

“Big Thunder” – James Talley

This song played during a flashback to Max’s 21st birthday, where Isobel and Michael were helping a drunk Max.

Roswell, New Mexico airs Mondays at 9/8c on The CW.

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