Florence Welch and co have told how they have recorded a track called Breath Of Life backed by an orchestra for the Kristen Stewart and Charliz Theron starred film which is due for release on 1st June. Speaking to MTV News Welch told how Breath Of Life was inspired by Theron’s character, the evil Queen saying, ‘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. 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.’
The flame haired singer also went on to saying how she nearly cried when she heard the finished song saying, ‘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.’
Florence and the Machine also recently announced they would be releasing an MTV Unplugged album in April. Recorded in New York and backed by a 10-person choir the album sees the band performing some of their biggest hits including Dog Days Are Over and Shake It Out live infront of an audience.
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