by Fallon Prinzivalli
“Snow White and the Huntsman” is shaping up to be one of the summer’s biggest blockbuster hits. With a cast that includes Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron, the epic retelling of the fairytale classic is sure to leave audiences awed by the grandeur of both the performances and cinematography.
But that’s not all we have to look forward to. MTV News broke the news today that Florence + The Machine’s new song “Breath of Life” will grace the film’s soundtrack. There’s no word yet as to who will join the lovely Flo on the music compilation, so we’ve come up with a wish list of artists we want to hear. Check them out after the jump and be sure to weigh in with your own in the comments!
Lana Del Rey
Despite her controversial “Saturday Night Live” performance, Lana Del Rey’s album, “Born To Die,” debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200. The album pleased those who already listened to her hit “Video Games” and paved the way for an influx of new fans. So far, Lana has no soundtrack plans, but we think her rich sound mixed with catchy melodies would be a nice addition to the compilation.
The Black Keys
Lead singer Dan Auerbach’s unique crooning complements the band’s garage rock sound, and their songs are perfect background music for a party or bonfire. The band’s already proved that their music translates well in the movie world. Their song “Chop and Change” still transports us back to the opening scene of “Eclipse” when Victoria turns Riley Biers into a vampire. With that ability, the Black Keys are the perfect choice for a villainous song to pair with the Evil Queen.
It’s no secret that Adele leaves listeners breathless (and sometimes sobbing) with her powerful performances. Like Lana, the Grammy-winning queen has yet to grace the liner notes of a movie soundtrack. Her latest album, “21,” told the story of a love gone wrong, and since “Huntsman” is a dark film, we think a soothing track with Adele’s stunning vocals is just what this movie needs.
Even though Gotye’s first album was released back in 2003, the Aussie’s latest effort, “Making Mirrors,” is rocketing him to fame. His soft voice and quirky beats are catching the attention of music connoisseurs everywhere, and he’s the perfect fresh artist to add to the track listing.
Paramore is also no stranger to the movies with two songs on the first “Twilight” soundtrack. Their deep, energetic sound would be a fitting companion to one of the film’s many action sequences. If the soundtrack held the female voices of Flo, Lana, Adele and Hayley Williams, listeners would get a mix of different styles and sounds that blend together in a unique way.
MAJOR BONUS: Robert Pattinson
This is the ultimate wish. The “Twilight” soundtrack teased Robert Pattinson’s singing abilities and left every fan wanting more. Since his GF KStew is the star of the film, we’re wishing on every star we see him on the album. His raspy voice and melancholy melodies mix for a mysterious sound. It wasn’t something we expected from the actor, but it would work beautifully on this soundtrack.
Who would you like to see on the “Snow White and the Huntsman” soundtrack? Tell us in the comments and on Twitter!