It’s official: Canadian bands are naturals at scoring post-apocalyptic movie soundtracks. Before Arcade Fire wrote “Abraham’s Daughter” for the upcoming film rendition of Hunger Games, Godspeed You! Black Emperor scored the music for the famous, abandoned London scene in 28 Days Later, chilling and unsettling to the core. Then again, dystopian films in general have a history of excellent soundtracks. King Crimson’s majestic, tragic “The Court of the Crimson King” was featured in Children of Men, and who could forget Peter Gabriel’s contribution to the WALL-E score? At any rate, listen to “Abraham’s Daughter,” the first music we’ve heard from Win Butler and company since the Grammy-winning The Suburbs, after the jump. Régine Chassagne shines on this one, singing in a parsed, bone-china-delicate lullaby over a battle march snares. The only thing I wish they had done differently is to take what started happening at around 2:35 and push it into a full-fledged, minimum three-minute-long noise freakout.
Can’t have everything, I guess. But if Hollywood ever decides to make a film from Margaret Atwood’s Year Of The Flood, Régine should probably star in it. Probably.
[via Consequence of Sound]
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