Florence and the Machine singer, Florence Welch has revealed to MTV News, that the Charlize Theron character, Queen Revenna was the inspiration behind her song for the Snow White and the Huntsman soundtrack.
Welch explained, "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. [There are] these amazing scenes where she's kind of picking out birds' hearts and eating them. [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."
She added, "We went in and demoed the track, these big, clattering drums, huge bass sounds and everything was very intense... and then we sent that to the guys in LA who composed it. And it was amazing to see the music we played being turned into this amazing orchestral thing.”
Florence continued, "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... 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."
Snow White and the Huntsman is set to be released in both the US and the UK on June 1.