Electronic musicians come together for Star Wars Headspace, a compilation album of original songs incorporating the best sounds of Star Wars
In a scene from Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Princess Leia appears from a projection by R2-D2 in one of the scenes that marked the foundation for the rest of the saga. "Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope," pleads Carrie Fisher in the role of a lifetime. Little did she, George Lucas and the rest of the talents involved in the first Star Wars flick know that those vocals would end up in a dance track 39 years later.
Created by Miami duo GTA for the compilation album Star Wars Headspace, Help Me! twists Princess Leia's words into an addictive dance hook. One of 15 tracks produced by the legendary Rick Rubin in collaboration with JJ Abrams, Help Me! sits alongside other star-studded electronic goodies which use Star Wars sound clips and effects. The album opens with C-3P0's Plight by Kaskade, where you can hear hints of the blaster fire, Wookiee's roars and of course, C-3P0's classic "How typical."
It's your favourite characters like you've never heard them before. The next time you're hosting a dance party, blast the album and bring your best cinnamon buns out.
Star Wars Headspace will be released on 19 February. Pre-order on iTunes and Amazon.