Star Wars Episode VIII is coming to theaters December 15th, and to ride that Star Wars wave, I have remixed the original Star Wars film, Episode IV. Like many people, I have loved Star Wars since I was a child, but I back in the 90's when I was growing up, I mostly just watched Return of the Jedi, so I didn't become as familiar with A New Hope until I was in my early 20's.
I like Episode IV a lot. It's definitely not my favorite Star Wars film, but it's the one that started it all and it's a very special movie. George Lucas captured lightning in a bottle with this one and there's so many memorable and iconic scenes in it, you can't help but become immersed in the adventure of it all. So when I decided to remix a Star Wars film, I knew I had to start with this one.
The song I used, written by my brother and I, is mainly three parts. There's a mellow part, then it gets heavier, then it gets even heavier than that. I used the softer part as a chorus, focusing on the lines about using, and learning to use, the force. For the other parts, I wanted to cover some of the main themes from the film. Namely, Han Solo's character arc as a scoundrel, driven by money, who eventually became a hero, driven by a deeper sense of purpose, as well as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader's rivalry, and opposing views of the force, and the Empire.
As always, I would love to hear what you think about the remix, and feel free to let me know what movie you would like to see me remix next. Thank you so much for stopping by, and until next time, dominate life!