Regina Spektor’s Beatles cover is about to become your new favorite song
Fans of the Beatles can rejoice following the release of Regina Spektor’s cover of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” The song, arranged by Dario Marianelli for the new film Kubo and the Two Strings, nods to the original performance on the “White Album” of 1968.
While still faithful to Harrison’s rendition, several string instruments, such as the shamisen (a three stringed Japanese lute), are featured. Reminiscent of ancient Japan, the song is hauntingly beautiful and is sure to be one of your new favorites.
Kubo and the Two Strings, from Focus Features and Laika, is one of Rolling Stone’s Most Anticipated Movies of 2016. The cast, consisting of names like Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, and George Takei, is exciting on its own.
Directed by Travis Knight, the film follows the story of a young boy who must find his late father’s magic suit of armor to survive a world of angry gods and monsters. In an interview with Collider, Knight gave insight into creating a film that echoes the epics of his childhood.
“You know, things like Star Wars or a David Lane movie or Tolkien or Lone Wolf and Cub, things like that, that have this sweetness and scale and add some emotion resonance underneath it all … The challenge that we put to our teams to create this Kurosawan myth in miniature.”
Kubo and the Two Strings can be seen in theaters on August 19th. Check out the gorgeous music video for the song below: