The ominous track was reportedly inspired by the film’s character evil Queen Ravenna, played by Charlize Theron. “The Queen is just this incredible character; so hungry for life but so dead inside,” said Welch. “She’s sort of eternal, but inside there’s nothing … 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.” (via)
As if I wasn’t already dying to watch this movie. Sidenote: This song is amazing.