In an exclusive behind the scenes video Ellie Goulding reveals exactly what it was like to work on her first film score for sci-fi flick Divergent.Written by TANIA WILLIS | Daily Mail [UK]
Ellie Goulding, whose track Beating Heart features in the final scene of the sci-fi movie, as well as voicing some other parts revealed in the behind the scenes video that she ‘loved’ the experience. It is the first time the 27-year-old singer has recorded a sound track for a feature length film, and she needn’t be worried as her co-workers well full of praise for the Burn hit maker.
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‘I got involved in Divergent because the makers of the film and Junkie who was producing all the music wanted me to provide some songs or provide my vocals and my input in the film and so I went to LA to watch a screening of it and I loved it’ The Burn singers co-creators were full of praise for the 27-year-old, music producer Tom Holkenborg, otherwise known as Junkie XL said: ‘I have been familiar working with Ellie and she has been a intricate part of the score which I think is great and unique to get an artist in and how she is positioned all over the score, it helps to create the inner voice of the character which speaks to the audience’
Ellie Goulding talks about how she got involved with Divergent
And while the talented songstress seemed happy to be joining the likes of Divergent stars Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley and Theo James at the premiere, it would seem it was a flying visit. Writing on her Twitter page, she said: ‘LA for 24 hours. Hello!’ Ellie’s self-penned tracks appear in some of the movie’s most-pivotal scenes, and she admitted she is hopeful that she will feature on the soundtrack for the next installment of the Divergent franchise.
‘I’ve always loved the idea of doing a film soundtrack, so when I’d seen the film and they put some of my songs to it, my face lit up. I felt very excited. ‘It’s the first thing I’ve done where my voice is used amongst the soundtrack rather than just songs. Everyone might get a bit annoyed with my voice. ‘I would love to appear on the next sound track. I would like to do stuff that’s a more bit out of my comfort zone and a bit different. I make a lot of pop music that’s my true love, but yeah, I’d love to keep doing music with these guys.’ Divergent – based on the novel of the same name by Veronica Roth – is set in a dystopian futuristic Chicago and sees people divided into five distinct factions based on their personalities.
Divergent will open on March 21 in the US and the UK.