Hozier has broken new ground by composing a song for the soundtrack of a major motion picture, The Legend of Tarzan. The song is called ‘Better Love’ and will certainly pull at the heartstrings of any listener.
While taking some time off in Los Angeles recently the Bray native attended a screening of the highly awaited film which stars Alexander Skarsgard, Samuel L. Jackson and Margot Robbie. After seeing the flick he was inspired by it’s themes and wanted to write a song about it.
“I was excited about the opportunity and the challenge of writing for this film project. After viewing an early edit, I was struck by the theme of endurance, and endurance of love through such a hostile environment. I wanted the song to be an intimate reassurance as spoken from one lover to another—one that might be issued in hardship or doubt,” he said.
After the screening, Hozier got to work, and what started on just a piano grew into a sound that brought him to Abbey Road studios in London to add orchestra into the track. The result is the captivating song “Better Love,” written and performed by Hozier, produced by Hozier and Rob Kirwan.
This song gave us all of the feels. The Legend of Tarzan is in cinemas on July 1st.