We can’t help but talk about it — perhaps because it is a part of our every day lives…and you already knew that I was referring to social networking site Facebook by the end of my first sentence…
What is it about Facebook this time? You’ll just have to read on to find out.
The Interwebs have been inundated with all kinds of news about The Social Network, a film directed by Oscar-winner, David Fincher, scored by [lastfm]Nine Inch Nail[/lastfm]’s Trent Reznor, and based on the story of Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook. Our particular topic of conversation for today’s Facebook-themed blog is about the incredible song found in the latest trailer for the upcoming Facebook movie.
For any avid [lastfm]Radiohead[/lastfm] fans, you probably recognized the song from the opening lyrics, “I wish I was special…” What may have thrown you for a loop is the very English, male voice of lead vocalist [lastfm]Thom Yorke [/lastfm]that was clearly absent from the track. Instead, one is greeted by a beautifully melodious choir of girls.
After being completely mesmerized by the track — for a second I even forgot to watch the trailer, opting to close my eyes and completely take in the remake of Radiohead’s 1993 hit — I was left with a burning question: Who the eff are these people and where can I hear more??
The answer to that two-parter-question? [lastfm]Scala[/lastfm], a Belgian girls choir, which is under the phenomenal direction of brothers Steven (piano) and Stijn (conducting) Kolacny, is slowly making its way into the spotlight in the American market with moving remakes of songs that are better known for their edgy, male dominated vocals, as well as with original compositions.
Some of the remakes, and ones our listeners at JACK FM may appreciate, are :[lastfm]Divinyls[/lastfm] “I Touch Myself“; [lastfm]Marilyn Manson’s [/lastfm]”The Beautiful People“; and [lastfm]U2[/lastfm]’s “With Or Without You.”
More info on the choir can be found on their website, Scalachoir.com.
- And if you haven’t seen the new trailer for The Social Network, we took the liberty of posting it right here, so now you don’t have an excuse.
- Now listen to the full Scala & Kolacny version of “Creep”:
- And, just to be cute, click here to visit Scala & Kolacny’s Facebook page.