So on one hand we have the hauntingly beautiful sound that is Shake It Off hitmakers, Florence + The Machine, and on the other, we have the insanely creative genius, Alice In Wonderland producer, Tim Burton. So, when both come together, only magic can happen.
Burton may have not done so well this past summer with the release of Alice Through The Looking Glass, but that hasn’t stopped him from creating a new wonder that fans are waiting for – the yet-to-be-released Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. WATCH THE OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR TIM BURTON’S MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN HERE. The reviews for the movie are already looking good.
Based on the abstract, out-of-this-world trailer, there just had to be a fitting OST that could blow everyone’s mind. And so, who else to involve in this creative project that the beautiful, intoxicating Florence + The Machine? With the two geniuses collaborating together, the result is a hauntingly beautiful balled called Wish That You Were Here. LISTEN TO WISH THAT YOU WERE HERE BY FLORENCE + THE MACHINE. Of the reason behind the lyrics, Florence Welch, lead singer extraordinaire of the musical trio said, “…about the idea that love is a journey and a risk. Having been on tour, I’ve lived in a sort of magical time bubble, where the days almost blend together. It’s amazing, but it comes at a cost – a cost of leaving the people you love behind for a year or two. You kind of feel like if you could sing a song into the wind, maybe the wind could take it to them in a way that you can’t with a text or a call. You just want to send your love in a different way, in a way to somehow reach the unreachable.”
Of her collaboration with Tim Burton, Welch gushes about their common love for art that is “so beautiful and whimsical, but with an element of darkness to it.” She also says that she feels she and Burton are “kindred spirits”.
She says, “I actually wrote him a note about six years ago. I was in Australia on tour there for the first time and visited an exhibition of all his work. I wanted to leave him a message and all I had on me was an x-ray of my hand, as I had just broken my finger. So I wrote on the x-ray and gave it to the gallery to pass on and never knew if he got it. When we met for the first time, he told me it’s been hanging up in his office ever since.”
Beautiful story, beautiful song and beautiful movie. Make sure you go for Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children starring Eva Green that releases in theatres worldwide on September 30, 2016. There’s a new world coming…