Interstella 5555 Streaming: Confirmed Release Date, Trailer And Everything We Know in 2022!
Fans of electronic and pop music are in sorrow this week after Daft Punk, the world’s most famous French robotic pop combo announced their breakup after nearly 30 years of collaboration. The duo’s spokeswoman Kathryn Frazier “confirmed the news […] but gave no reason for the breakup,” according to Pitchfork.
Daft Punk has left enough music for their fans to enjoy since the release of their first album in 1997. Future and current generations will be able to enjoy four full-length studio albums, a live album, a movie soundtrack, and other collaborations. The group’s work earned them multiple Grammy nominations and numerous hit singles, including “Get Lucky” and “Harder Better Faster.”
The group’s legacy, however, consists of much more than just their signature sounds. Daft Punk has also built a reputation for themselves in the world of animation, producing Interstella 5555, a sequence of interconnected music videos that spanned the duration of their second album, 2001’s Discovery.
Interstella 5555 Is Available to Watch Online
Interstella 5555 is available in its entirety on YouTube, thanks to a compilation compiled from Warner Music France and Daft Punk’s channels. There are 14 videos in the playlist, one for each song on Discovery. When taken as a whole, the experience depicts the story of an extraterrestrial pop band that is kidnapped and mind-controlled in order for a nefarious record executive to exploit their abilities.
Daft Punk collaborated with renowned Japanese anime/manga creator Leiji Matsumoto to create the musical. Through the assistance of a bilingual buddy, the two parties were able to work together. Following the production of Discovery, this process took two years to complete. Interstella 5555 would premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in France in 2003 for the first time.
Interstella 5555 has been extremely popular since then. Individual tunes like “Harder Better Faster” have over 100 million views, and the playlist as a whole has over 700,000 views. Fans may also purchase physical DVD or Blu-ray copies of the musical online.
The soundtrack is the skeleton upon which a film’s meat is hung. It’s often ignored, but it’s still crucial—and finding the appropriate song or sound to fit a situation takes a surprising amount of effort. Here are some of the strangest tales of how well-known tunes and soundtracks got up in your favorite films and television series.
The Jaws Theme Was a Joke to Steven Spielberg
With just two notes and a few weeks of preparation, composer John Williams accomplished what nature took 180 million years to achieve: making sharks terrifying. The Jaws theme is one of the most recognizable in cinema and is now utilized as a stock auditory cue to signify impending disaster. It’s strange, therefore, that director Steven Spielberg dismissed it at first.
According to legend, Spielberg had envisioned a soundtrack for Jaws that was reminiscent of ancient swashbuckler films but was so taken aback by Williams’ minimalist approach that he rejected it as a joke. The theme was created to feel like it was “grinding away at you, just as a shark would do, instinctual, relentless, unstoppable,” according to Williams. Spielberg, who had no reason to question Williams’ abilities and was likely blown away by Williams’ explanation, proceeded with Williams’ suggestion. The rest is history that will stick with you for a long time.
Frasier’s Theme Song Is Purposefully Perplexing
Frasier comes to a close with one of television’s most infuriatingly incomprehensible theme melodies. The jazzy track, which revolves around a vocal hook about “tossed salad and scrambled eggs,” has long baffled listeners who have questioned what the lyrics mean—if anything at all.
This was kind of the idea, according to composer Bruce Miller: songwriter Darryl Phinnesse allegedly went out of his way to make sure the song never addressed or related to anything in the program. Instead, the lyrics are meant to be a subtle homage to Frasier’s work as a radio psychiatrist, with his patients being “tossed salad and scrambled eggs,” who are as jumbled up as that combination of ingredients. Similarly, “the blues a-callin” is a reference to the melancholy folks who frequently contacted Frasier’s show.
Titanic Didn’t Have a Theme Song Because James Cameron Didn’t Want It To
The mega-hit song “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion is connected with Titanic. It’s difficult to picture the song or the film without the other. This is strange, given director James Cameron was adamant that the film would never have a theme song—so much so that when studio executives brought it up, he joked, “Would you put a song at the end of Schindler’s List?”
20th Century Fox continued in insisting that the movie needed a song that they could package and sell as part of the soundtrack, owing to the significant investment they’d made in the picture. “My Heart Will Go On” was written, recorded, and inserted into a showing without Cameron’s knowledge; after witnessing the emotional impact the song had on the crowd, Cameron softened his stance and realized the film benefited from its topic.