Just when you thought you couldn’t get any more excited for the release of “The Legend of Tarzan” movie set for release on 1 July 2016 (two words – Alexander Skarsgård) Hozier gets thrown into the mix! The popular Grammy-nominated crooner has just released the original song “Better Love,” created especially for the film and there’s no doubt that we will be listening to it on repeat for the next few days!
The hauntingly beautiful song will be released as a single by Columbia Records along with the accompanying video – which is now up on YouTube for you to watch again and again … and again. It is the first time the Irish-born Hozier has composed a song specifically for a major motion picture and we have to say he’s knocked it out of the park! The soundtrack also showcases the film’s compelling score, composed by Rupert Gregson-Williams.
Hozier was invited to attend a screening of “The Legend of Tarzan” in LA, with a view toward writing a song for the upcoming movie and says he was “struck by the theme of endurance, and endurance of love through such a hostile environment.” Hozier says that he “wanted the song to be an intimate reassurance as spoken from one lover to another—one that might be issued in hardship or doubt.”
Watch the full video for “Better Love” here:
Of course, the release of the captivating song has also made us even more excited for the film from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures. The action adventure, starring Alexander Skarsgård as the legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, follows the story of Tarzan years after he left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Robbie), at his side.
In this re-imagining of the Tarzan story, John gets invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the King of Belgium’s envoy, Leon Rom (Waltz). But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.
The film also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie, and Djimon Hounsou, with Jim Broadbent and Christoph Waltz. Make sure you book your tickets to catch it in cinemas from 1 July 2016.