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“Breath of Life”, is the first official single released for the upcoming summer film, ‘Snow White and The Huntsman’ performed by Florence + The Machine.
Reportedly written from the perspective of the evil Queen Raveena; “I just thought that the queen was such an amazing character, literally sucking the life of young girls,” said Welch. The song is about the evil queen trying to capture the youth and beauty of Snow White.
Welch’s chilling voice is perfect for this menacing version of a classic fairytale, gliding over a harmonious blend of melodies and pulsating drums. Complete with a full orchestra, the live symphony adds to the tracks epic “heavenly” haunting quality with rising anticipation. “I think the audience, I would like them to be slightly afraid,” said Welch.
After the overwhelming success of the soundtrack’s first single, it has left US fans anxious, wanting for more. The official announcement came earlier this Monday, that Florence + The Machine will be returning to the United States for third time this coming Fall 2012. The ‘Ceremonials’ tour plays for 13 dates throughout the country starting in Mansfield, MA on September 14 and wrapping up in Albuquerque, NM on October 10.
Florence + The Machine’s sophomore album ‘Ceremonials’ went straight to number one in UK after selling over 90,000 copies in its first week alone. I had a near matching success in the states, peaking at #1 on the charts and placing top 10 on the US Billboard chart with the albums second track ‘Shake it out’ and ‘What the Water Gave Me’.
Expect the ‘Ceremonials’ tour performances to be filled with theatrical emotion amidst an echoing gospel choir with songs like ‘Leave My Body” and ‘Only for a Night’ written about Welch’s long passed grandmother appearing to her in a dream…“and the only solution was to stand and fight, and my body was loosing all the satellites, but you came over me like a holy life, and I know how this works, you’re the only light, only if for a night…”
The tour will also feature bands, The Maccabees and The Weekend. A majestic platform of strings, bellowing tribal drums and Welch’s compelling baroque-pop stylized vocals the audience will be left with no short of feeling, an awakening of the soul and senses. Tickets go on sale May 11.
Sep 14 – Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA
Sep 15 – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY
Sep 19 – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
Sep 21 – Raleigh Amphitheatre, Raleigh, NC
Sep 25 – USF Sun Dome, Tampa Bay, FL
Oct 1 – Starlight Theater, Kansas City, MO
Oct 7 – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA
Oct 10 – Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion, Alburquerque, NM
Visit the official website for a complete listing of tour dates and info.
The “Snow White and The Huntsman” soundtrack will be available be on May 29. The complete track listing has yet to be announced. Look out for the film in theaters nation wide June 1.
Image Courtesy of Florence and the Machine