‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ Commercial – What’s the Song?
The creators of a new commercial promoting the upcoming adventure film ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ didn’t have to search far to find a song to use in their promo. The obvious choice was a song written specifically for the movie by Florence + the Machine.
The song, titled ‘Breath of Life,’ appears on the ‘Snow White’ soundtrack, which hits retailers on May 29, a few days before the film opens in theaters.
The commercial matches ‘Breath of Life’ to a montage of clips of medieval scenes that resemble an episode of ‘Game of Thrones.’ Warriors travel through open countryside on horseback and fight on the battlefield, mystical animals live in the forest, and the poison apple makes multiple appearances.
As the evil Queen Ravenna, Charlize Theron ominously tells a young girl, “I feel that you and I are bound … forever.” NME reports that Florence Welch wrote ‘Breath of Life’ after being inspired by Theron’s role.
Welch said, “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.”
Watch Florence + the Machine’s ‘Breath of Life’ in the ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ Commercial