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I was listening to this song and this couldve went well with AC trailers and TV Spots

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Woolson

FacehuggerMember127 XPAug-22-2017 7:17 PM

Up With The Birds by Coldplay 

The song is so happy it could be sinister at the same time. 

 

The sky is blue

Send me up to that wonderful world... 

And then I'm up with the birds (the birdy Xeno or the Weyland megacorp emblem)

 

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28 Responses to I was listening to this song and this couldve went well with AC trailers and TV Spots

Space JOC

OvomorphMember60 XPAug-23-2017 1:27 AM

God no, Coldplay are atrocious! 

dk

TrilobiteMember8212 XPAug-23-2017 1:49 AM

I understand juxtaposition of dark imagery against a happy sounding song, but I just don't feel it in this case tbh. I might be for NIN The Day the World Went Away but that is just my opinion.

joylitt

NeomorphMember1541 XPAug-23-2017 1:58 AM

I think the John Denver song was a lovely choice in the trailers. However, I wish it had been used in a different way in the movie.

dk

TrilobiteMember8212 XPAug-23-2017 2:06 AM

joylitt Country Roads was an excellent choice. Problem was hardly anyone would have known if not seeing trailers first and being cued by Tennessee to Shaw's mumbling.

Woolson

FacehuggerMember127 XPAug-23-2017 2:12 AM

@dk @SpaceJOC

Thinking about it, yeah and I'm sorry if I grinded any gears but there was another song by Coldplay  called Midnight that really would've been a good choice. I chose this song because someone used Pure Imagination as a trailer song and it was generally known as a happy innocent song

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joylitt

NeomorphMember1541 XPAug-23-2017 2:18 AM

dk Exactly

dk

TrilobiteMember8212 XPAug-23-2017 2:22 AM

Woolson Pure Imagination sung by Gene Wilder- that is great imo! The music even gets a bit off kilter to add some discomfort.

Woolson

FacehuggerMember127 XPAug-23-2017 2:28 AM

Someone made a fan made TV spot out of it that's why I brought it up

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dk

TrilobiteMember8212 XPAug-23-2017 2:29 AM

Woolson I may have seen it but do not recall. Can you link it?

dk

TrilobiteMember8212 XPAug-23-2017 2:34 AM

Found it, although someone could easily expand on it for the whole song. Thanks for the reminder.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5qovMo3mdA

 

Woolson

FacehuggerMember127 XPAug-23-2017 2:38 AM

@dk

I chose up with the birds because they had a rousing bridge that led to the guitar solo and it sends chills down my spine when i thought about Alien. And i was thinking about Pure Imagination as well, but Midnight mightve been a better choice because of its lyrics and use in other trailers. 

But ironically they have a new song called A L I E N S taking from our beloved Alien sequel lol 

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joylitt

NeomorphMember1541 XPAug-23-2017 2:38 AM

I guess nobody liked "Nature's boy"? That song was such a big give away about how the movie was going to be focused in David.

Woolson

FacehuggerMember127 XPAug-23-2017 2:40 AM

@joylitt

It would better fit for a movie like Blade Runner 2049 or some sci fi film

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dk

TrilobiteMember8212 XPAug-23-2017 2:42 AM

I like The Day the World Went Away- the music is in a major key, the lyrics tell a dark tale that is ambiguous enough to relate to David. I guess we all have our favorites. 

joylitt

NeomorphMember1541 XPAug-23-2017 2:43 AM

Woolson What kind of music do you really think is on the Billboard Chart in the year 2104?

Woolson

FacehuggerMember127 XPAug-23-2017 2:44 AM

@dk

I gotta get into NIN then

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Woolson

FacehuggerMember127 XPAug-23-2017 2:47 AM

@joylitt

I guess since my generation is so hell bent on nostalgia, maybe some country, hip hop, pop and retro style songs. But i bet its gonna be more trashy EDM and pop music

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dk

TrilobiteMember8212 XPAug-23-2017 2:47 AM

Woolson Here it is with lyrics. Minimal and effective- sort of how David may be thinking with what he is doing and talking about Weyland too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNrnjyuD4fE

 

 

joylitt

NeomorphMember1541 XPAug-23-2017 2:49 AM

Woolson when I see your your user name I think of Eric Woolfson, one half of the Alan Parsons Project... they produced some out of this world music

Woolson

FacehuggerMember127 XPAug-23-2017 2:53 AM

 @dk

Its a great song, very edgy, they couldve used this in a trailer focusing on Daniels or maybe the shower scene. Good pick

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dk

TrilobiteMember8212 XPAug-23-2017 2:55 AM

Woolson Don't follow charts and what is popular so much. If you like what is charted, fine. There is much more out there if you just want to listen.

Woolson

FacehuggerMember127 XPAug-23-2017 2:57 AM

@joylitt 

My username is named after my friend whos last name is Wilson and I would tease him occasionally by making fun of his last name in a friendly way. Woolson was conceived after I read about this ancient department store called Woolco.

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dk

TrilobiteMember8212 XPAug-23-2017 2:59 AM

Woolson

Its a great song, very edgy, they couldve used this in a trailer focusing on Daniels or maybe the shower scene. 

That is what is great is imagining it to different parts of the movie- and I deffinitely see the connections you made.

Woolson

FacehuggerMember127 XPAug-23-2017 2:59 AM

@dk 

Exactly, I listen to a lot of Hip Hop and Pop and Rock but most of it is old. I really dont like this new generation. However I like some new songs here and there. 

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dk

TrilobiteMember8212 XPAug-23-2017 3:21 AM

Woolson Agree- I am sort of set in my ways but I always seem to stumble onto something new that I like. I suppose movies are the same way.

joylitt

NeomorphMember1541 XPAug-23-2017 3:43 AM

Woolson I kinda feel that the music scene is stuck, not evolving as it should. Probably that's why in the Alien universe there is just old music.

dk

TrilobiteMember8212 XPAug-23-2017 3:49 AM

Music is stuck in many ways. A famous and serious song from an iconic movie had drum tracks added and pasted on a friggin Nike commercial. Blasphemy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJArlI8NH9o

 

drucea

FacehuggerMember140 XPAug-23-2017 8:09 AM

I think NIN The Day the World Went Away was used for one of the Terminator movie trailers and I loved it.  Was very eery with all of the scenes of wasteland.

I was listening to the Imagine Dragons Believer song the other day and it made me think of the scene where David bombs the Engineers...

"Falling like ashes to the ground
Hoping my feelings, they would drown
But they never did, ever lived, ebbing and flowing
Inhibited, limited
Till it broke up and it rained down
It rained down, like...Pain"

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