Friday, 30 March 2012

Florence Welch & the Evil Queen


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Florence + the Machine singer Florence Welch has revealed that she was inspired by the Evil Queenwhile writing her song 'Breath of Life' for the Snow White and the Huntsman soundtrack. Digital Spy reports that the singer viewed several scenes from the forthcoming fantasy film and found herself drawn to Charlize Theron's Queen Ravenna when sitting down to come up with the track. "The Queen is just this incredible character; so hungry for life but so dead inside. She's sort of eternal, but inside there's nothing. She's kind of like charcoal or something," Welch explained to MTV News. "There are these amazing scenes where she's kind of picking out birds' hearts and eating them. [She has] this thirst for youth and for life, but for what kind of life? This darkness, but she's so beautiful, so it's this kind of juxtaposition between beauty and, ultimately, death."  Florence went on to say that the experience of actually recording the song in the studio was an especially memorable one. "We went in and demoed the track, these big, clattering drums, huge bass sounds and everything was very intense... and then we sent that to the guys in LA who composed it. And it was amazing to see the music we played being turned into this amazing orchestral thing," she recalled.  "You feel in a bit of a way like you're kind of making it up as you go along, and then when you see it done, laid out before you in such a beautiful, orchestral fashion, it's really incredible... I love choirs and I love choral music, and there was a 60-piece choir singing the vocal parts that I had written. When the baritones came in, I nearly wept, it was so emotional."

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