From the very first fanfare in 1977, John Williams’ music has defined the Star Wars universe.
Williams’ return for Star Wars: The Force Awakens brought old themes back, but it also created new themes that have already found their way into the hearts of fans—especially Rey’s theme which Williams describes in a new video as “an adventure theme that maybe promises more than resolving itself in the most major, triumphant resolutions.”
He also discusses Kylo Ren’s theme and the process of weaving the new characters in with the returning characters.
Bottom line? Do yourself a favor and check out the video below for all kinds of great insights into the music of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. FYI: Daisy Ridley’s reaction to Rey’s theme may be the best part of the video.