Composer for SOLO: A Star Wars Story Reveals Where He Came Up With The Idea Of The Movie’s Most Unique Track.

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Solo has a unique soundtrack

One of the great things about Star Wars movies is the music. As soon as you hear a track from one of them your mind instantly takes you to that moment of the movie. From the Imperial March to the Ewoks playing drums on Stormtrooper’s helmets. You always catch yourself humming along, tapping your foot, or saying “What was that?” to the music. In SOLO: A Star Wars Story it is no different.

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SOLO’s composer John Powell gave us one of those memorable but bizarre tracks. SOLO: A Star Wars Story introduced us to a lot of new characters and music. Two of these characters are Luleo Primoc and Aurodia Ventafoli. This singing duet is performing at a party on Dryden Vos’ yacht. The song Powell titled “Chicken in the Pot” is very unique and sets a laid-back atmosphere for the party.

Chicken floating in a pot

In an interview with StarWars.com Powell revealed where he came up with the title “Chicken in the Pot” and the soundtrack for SOLO. Luleo Primoc who is an alien that is floating around in some kind of liquid. The drawing Powell received of Luleo reminded him of a chicken floating in a pot.

 

“It came from the original drawings that I was given over a year ago, before they shot that scene,” he said. “I had to try to come up with something to film to and all I saw was this kind of little drawing. It really looked like a chicken to me. In a pot. So I just wrote some words in English, which was basically about how the singer was going to eat the chicken and then we translated that into Huttese….It’s a very strange piece, but it’s a strange galaxy and, you know, it’s an odd group of people at that party.”

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John Williams returns

Powell also worked with veteran Star Wars composer John Williams for the SOLO soundtrack. An article from Variety showed that Williams wrote the main theme for SOLO. So, Powell wanted to intertwin Williams’ work and sound throughout the movie’s music. An example of this is the theme for Enfys Nest. It was inspired by track “Duel of the Fates” from The Phantom Menace. Powell said that SOLO would be “scored in the style of the original Star Wars movies but retain his distinctive voice.”

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So, what did you think about the soundtrack for SOLO: A Star Wars Story? Let us know in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @starwarsnerd574. Also, if you haven’t seen SOLO yet or if you’re like me and can’t wait to see it again. SOLO: A Star Wars Story will be available digitally on September 14 and on Blu-ray September 25th.

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