By Dan Lane
Florence And The Machine have written a new song for Twilight star Kristen Stewart‘s new film, Snow White And The Huntsman.
Singer Florence Welch says the track, Breath Of Life, was inspired the new adaptation of the classic fairytale’s main antagonist Queen Ravenna, played by Charlize Theron.
"The Queen is just this incredible character; so hungry for life but so dead inside,” she told MTV. “She's sort of eternal, but inside there's nothing. She's kind of like charcoal or something. 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."
Welch added that the track will be more orchestral than the band’s recently released second album, Ceremonials.
"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,” she explained. “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."
Snow White And The Huntsman will open in cinemas in the UK June 1.Back