We’ve just been treated to a sample of a fascinating collaboration between two mega-entities. The worlds of EDM and Hollywood have collided, with iconic composer Hans Zimmer lending his hand to create the “Tomorrowland Hymn” for the festivals 10th year anniversary.
The man behind notable scores for films such as The Dark Knight, Inception, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Da Vinci Code – and just quietly boasts an Oscar, two Golden Globes, three Grammys, an American Music Award and a Tony Award – has created a 10 minute anthem that is said to embody the “mythical qualities, magical atmosphere and international character of the festival”. Zimmer comments in the short preview vid posted by Tomorrowland that;
“Tomorrowland is a known quantity to me, and after ten years I think they deserve something special for their anniversary. It should be culturally diverse and should somehow represent the whole world. The hymn is about bringing different cultures together. All the things that make us different are actually the things we should be celebrating.”
It’s tough to get a real feel for this one just yet – based on the duration of the clip – but we’ve got a feeling in, true Tomorrowland fashion, there’s going to be some big old dirty drop somewhere further along on in the “hymn”. The idea sure is nice – but the execution may leave something to be desired – with the first viewing leaving us feeling a little cheesy. Granted, this would sound far more impressive in a live context and will probably have ravers munging jaws dropping to the floor. We’re also predicting an abundance of cheesy Hardwell big room type remixes of this number.