Wednesday 22 January 2014

Ellie Goulding Talks About Being on the DIVERGENT Movie Soundtrack

We mentioned previously that Ellie Goulding would be featuring on the DIVERGENT soundtrack, now she has announced it officially and tells us that not only will she have a new song on the film, but that she has been working with the musical director to be involved with the whole musical side of things.

She spoke to MTV and ABC in the videos below, confirming her voice will be kind of 'woven into' parts of the instrumental throughout the movie. Exciting!

Ellie also tells us that she has seen the film and thinks it's awesome! (natch).


Update: MTV Interview Added

MTV: Late last year, when the first clip from "Divergent" premiered, it rather prominently featured Ellie Goulding's "Dead in the Water" ... though, in a subsequent interview, director Neil Burger wouldn't confirm if the song would appear in the final cut of the film, saying only "she's going to do some music." On Wednesday morning, during an appearance on "Good Morning America," Goulding went one step further, revealing that she'd contributed plenty to the movie, including a brand-new song that would appear on the film's soundtrack.

Of course, she stopped short of actually naming that new song ... which is where we come in. Because during a recent sit-down interview with MTV News, Goulding was ready to reveal all about her brand-new track, and the work she's done on the film's soundtrack.

Related: Vote for 'Divergent' in MTV's 2014 Movie Brawl!

"I wrote a song for 'Divergent,' called 'Beating Heart,' and it's being used for the soundtrack," she said, "And they're also going to use 'Don't Say a Word' and 'Dead in the Water,' and the rest of it is instrumental vocal stuff."

Goulding added that she recorded those instrumental tracks with an orchestral accompaniment (she also posted an Instagram pic of the sessions last week), and that the music they made will definitely surprise both her fans and Initiates alike ... both in the way it sounds, and the way it will be featured in the film.

"I was recording with an orchestra for 'Divergent,' and my voice is kind of woven into the instrumental bits of the soundtrack," she explained. "So, like, I basically got to go into the studio, and just be put in front of the microphone for a few hours and sing whatever I wanted to sing. Not even words, noises and sounds, too. I listened to a lot of Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard, that kind of stuff."

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