Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Song Review - Wish That You Were Here

by Florence + The Machine
Album: Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children OST (TBA)

The Lady Flo is no stranger to the world of film soundtracks, having offered up contributions to the likes of The Great Gatsby ('Over The Love'), some Twilight movie ('Heavy In Your Arms') and Snow White and The Huntsman ('Breath Of Life'). Her epic, cinematic, mind-blowing music style perfectly compliments the grand fantasies and intense dramas she agrees to contribute to. Only last month we were loving her Songs From Final Fantasy XV EP, a collection of three tracks made for the latest addition to the popular video game series. And here we are with Florence's latest movie song, this time for Tim Burton's adaptation of Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

Florence and Tim Burton. A pairing that makes all kinds of wonderful sense and, as would be expected, doesn't disappoint in the slightest when it comes to the music. 'Wish That You Were Here' is another stellar addition to Florence + The Machine's catalogue. I'm not overly familiar with the source material Burton is adapting for the screen, but I have seen the trailer for the film a couple of times over the past couple of months. Like many of his past efforts, it looks like Miss Peregrine's will feature some extraordinary people (in this case children with special powers) that are treated like outsiders until they find a family/home with others like themselves. It looks like Burton is on top form here and Florence's 'Wish You Were Here' has sold me on seeing it. And isn't that what a song for a film is supposed to do? Convince an undecided cinema patron to go and see the movie? 

And I never minded being on my own
Then something broke in me and I wanted to go home, to be where you are
But even closer to you, you seem so very far
And now I'm reaching out with every note I sing
And I hope it gets to you on some specific wind
Wraps itself around you and whispers in your ear
Tells you that I miss you and that I wish that you were here.

A sweet song for what looks to be a sweet movie. And just a little something something to tide us over until Florence's return. 
Matt Bond gives 'Wish That You Were Here' four rose emoji out of five...     

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