Song Explained By Yoshiki, The Japanese Superstar Who Wrote It (VIDEO) (PREMIERE)
Golden Globes Opening Song Explained By Yoshiki, The Japanese Superstar Who Wrote It (VIDEO) (PREMIERE)
What with the sound and fury of
yesterday's Oscars nominations, you may have missed the fact that an
awards show is about to actually take the stage this weekend. The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards
airs this Sunday on NBC, and even though there'll probably be more
self-congratulatory Foreign Press Association moments than usual thanks
to the round number anniversary, this year promises to be a good one:
Comedy dream team Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be hosting, and they've
already drawn up a drinking game... involving meat!
But before all that, we will be treated to the Golden Globes Opening
Theme Song, a string-drenched, sweeping affair that -- don't lie! -- may
raise a goose bump or two. It's easy to think of awards show theme
songs as somehow existing since the beginning of time, but someone
actually writes them. In the exclusive video below, the composer of this
year's opener, the popular Japanese musician Yoshiki Hayashi, explains how he combined classical and rock elements to capture the show's "hearty" vibe.