Singer songwriter Regina Spektor has covered The Beatle’s ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps‘. The song appears in the new animated movie Kubo and the Two Strings, a story about a boy in ancient Japan who tells stories about a samurai warrior named Hanzo. Hence, the Japanese sound of Spektor’s version of the classic Beatle’s song.
And while the Japanese feel of the song definitely gives the track an unusual sound, what makes it really beautiful is the reason why the song was included in the movie at all.
That’s because the director Travis Knight felt the song was a perfect way to musically show how much Kubo’s mother loves him and how strong he becomes because of it.
Knight just wanted a more Japanese sound to it, as he felt that would be more appropriate for the film.
You can find Regina Spektor’s ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps‘ on the soundtrack for Kubo and the Two Strings, which you can buy on Amazon. Or you can just grab the track itself if you don’t want the whole album. It really is a gorgeous version of a much-loved song.