Florence + the Machine Unveil Epic ‘Breath of Life’ Video
Florence + the Machine have released a video for ‘Breath of Life,’ their soundtrack contribution to the upcoming flick ‘Snow White and the Huntsmen’ — and the clip manages to perfectly capture the epic scale of both the song and the movie.
The video features black-and-white footage of singer Florence Welch recording ’Breath of Life’ in London’s iconic Abbey Road Studios with an orchestra and a 60-person choir. Interspersed between those clips is footage from ’Snow White and the Huntsman,’ an action/fantasy flick based on the traditional Snow White story. The movie stars Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth.
“It was amazing to see the music we played being turned into this amazing orchestral thing,” Welch tells MTV about the ‘Breath’ composition process. “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.”
“And then we all went into Abbey Road and it was one of the best days of my life,” she adds. “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.”
The ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ soundtrack hits stores May 29, and the movie itself hits screens nationwide on June 1.
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