The most magical movie of the year is here. Tim Burton is bringing his brand of imaginative dark fantasy to the creepy and wondrous world of Ransom Riggs' Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children in what is sure to become a favorite film for lovers of the weird and fanciful. The movie has plenty of oddball characters, stunning settings, and amazing special effects, but no magical movie is complete without some appropriately mystical music to go along with it. So what's on the Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children soundtrack?
Most of the soundtrack remains a mystery at this point. While the movie hits theaters on Sept. 30, the soundtrack won't be released until two weeks later on Oct. 14. What is known at this time is that a bulk of the songs featured will be from the score, which has been composed by Mike Higham & Matthew Margeson. Higham has worked on a number of Burton's films, from Sweeney Todd to Big Eyes, but this is his first time handling the score. Margeson, meanwhile, has a few scores on his résumé, like Kingsman: The Secret Service and Scout's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. And while their score is sure to be fantastic, it's not the only music in the film.
There are two original songs that have been released ahead of the movie. One is a cover of "New World Coming," previously recorded by artists like Nina Simone and Mama Cass Elliot. The film's new modern take is by Benjamin Wallfisch and Disa.
The other new track is the lead single from the film, "Wish That You Were Here," by Florence + The Machine. Here's what lead singer Florence Welch said about the new track in a statement, according to Maceagon Voyce of Nerdist: "'Wish That You Were Here’ is a song about the idea that love is a journey and a risk. Having been on tour, I’ve lived in a sort of magical time bubble, where the days almost blend together. It’s amazing, but it comes at a cost — a cost of leaving the people you love behind for a year or two. You kind of feel like if you could sing a song into the wind, maybe the wind could take it to them in a way that you can’t with a text or a call. You just want to send your love in a different way, in a way to somehow reach the unreachable."
Judging by the two tracks that have been released so far, it seems like the soundtrack to Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children will be just as enchanting and otherworldly as what's happening on the screen, which is sure to please fans of both Burton and Riggs.
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