May the Fourth be with you. In preparation for whatÂ should be an international holiday during which we all get the day off to binge through the entireÂ Star WarsÂ catalogue (prequels optional), we are delighted to bring you a very synthy cover of John Williams’ iconic “The Force Theme.” This tuneÂ could fit right into the next season ofÂ Stranger Things, assuming there was a proper homage to the boys’ (presumably) favorite film.
The cover comes courtesy of Detroit-based artist Scandroid, who actually helped us celebrate May the Fourth a few years ago with a remix of “The Imperial March.” In 2017, it looks like balancing the Force will be top priority–ifÂ The Last Jedi is any indication—so a redux of the iconic, uplifting music of John Williams feels extremely pertinent. It also doesn’t hurt that the cover is a most excellent synthwave interpretation of the song that makes us want hop into the white Ferrari fromÂ Miami ViceÂ and go cruising down a palm tree-lined boulevard.â€œI was inspired by artists like Tomita who re-imagined iconicStar Wars themes with synthesizers,” Scandroid explained via email. “I was excited to cover the ‘The Force Theme’ because I wanted to blend classic analog synthesizers with a re-orchestration of the original song. Not only was I influenced by the classic Star Wars films, but I am inspired by the possibilities of the new films. Enjoy this May 4th release and may the Force be with you.â€Let us know what you think of the cover above in the comments below, and May the Fourth be with you!