Florence Welch "nearly wept" hearing a choir sing the track she wrote after watching Charlize Theron's chilling performance in Snow White And The Huntsman.
The Florence and the MAChine star was on the verge of tears listening to her song Breath Of Life being recorded by professional musicians and a 60-member choir for the upcoming fantasy movie's soundtrack.
She tells MTV News, "We went in and demoed the track (with) these big, clattering drums, huge bass sounds and everything was very intense... And it was amazing to see the music we played being turned into this amazing orchestral thing.
"You feel in a bit of a way like you're kind of making it up as you go along, and then when you see it done, laid out before you in such a beautiful, orchestral fashion, it's really incredible... I love choirs and I love choral music, and there was a 60-piece choir singing the vocal parts that I had written. When the baritones came in, I nearly wept, it was so emotional."
And Welch admits it was Theron's performance as creepy Queen Ravenna who inspired the song, adding: "The Queen is just this incredible character; so hungry for life but so dead inside. She's sort of eternal, but inside there's nothing. She's kind of like charcoal or something. She has this thirst for youth and for life, but for what kind of life? This darkness, but she's so beautiful, so it's this kind of juxtaposition between beauty and, ultimately, death."
Snow White And The Huntsman, which stars Twilight's Kristen Stewart as the fabled princess, is due to hit theatres this summer (Jun12).