Arkham City: Catwoman Theme History

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Arkham City: Catwoman Theme History

The surprising history behind the song used in the BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY CATWOMAN trailer.

Anyone who's been following a few of my recent blogs has probably noticed that I've sort of had Catwoman on the brain. As an artist, I tend to like expressing myself on a topic that has grabbed my interest. I hadn't intended to be writing any more on the topic, but the rather ridiculous reboot of CATWOMAN had put a bad taste in my mouth. To put myself in a better mood. I have re-watched the BATMAN: YEAR ONE animated movie, the CATWOMAN feature attached to said film, and playing a lot of BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY. This blog isn't going to be more digging into character development. Go read my other two blogs for that. This is about something I discovered.

As I was playing the game, I remembered that the original trailer that revealed Catwoman in ARKHAM CITY had a pretty cool song.

I hopped on You Tube to search for it. I originally thought that this was an original Rocksteady production that was only a minute long. After enjoying the trailer, I saw link to the right of the video that talked about the "full song". Turns out that Rocksteady had licensed a song from the Swedish singer-songwriter Lykke Li's second album titled "Get Some". Check out the full video below.

Lykke Li - "Get Some" Music Video

"Get Some" Lyrics

Don't pull your pants, before I go down

Don't turn away, this is my time

Don't make demands, I don't take none

Just say a prayer that it gon' get done

Don't pull your pants before I go down

Don't turn away, this is my time

Like a shotgun needs an outcome

I'm your prostitute, you gon' get some

Like a shotgun needs an outcome

I'm your prostitute, you gon' get some

Go ahead, go way low, where I can do no harm

Go ahead, go way low in my honey lovin' arms

Go ahead, go way low, where I can do no wrong

Got you around my finger like a lonely lover's charm

Like a lonely lover's charm

And 'cause I can, I'm gon' go west

Just like a man, I'm the fortress

Like a shotgun, I can't be outdone

I'm your prostitute, you gon' get some

Like a shotgun needs an outcome

I'm your prostitute, you gon' get some

Go ahead, go way low, where I can do no harm

Go ahead, go way low in my honey lovin' arms

Go ahead, go way low, where I can do no wrong

Got you around my finger like a lonely lover's charm

Go ahead, go

Go ahead, go

Go ahead, go

Go ahead, go

Go ahead, go

Go ahead, go

Go ahead

Go ahead, go way low, where I can do no harm

Go ahead, go way low in my honey lovin' arms

Go ahead, go way low, where I can do no wrong

Got you around my finger like a lonely lover's charm

Like a lonely lover's charm

Like a lonely lover's charm

The song lyrics seem rather provocative on their face, but that's when they're taken literally. Unsurprisingly, not everything is as it seems with this song. Remember that Billy Idol's "White Wedding" was actually intended as an anti-marriage song, but is now played at every wedding.

The British newspaper THE GUARDIAN actually interviewed Li in 2010 and asked about this very song.

" A lot of people think it's about sex. [...] But it's about power. I was reading the Murakami book The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, where she goes into this guy's mind by making him fantasize about her, so it's kind of like powerplay. As soon as a woman does anything, they seem to hit a nerve and it's back to sex. At least men seem to think that. "

Lykke Li - THE GUARDIAN interview Dec. 2010

The Murakami she's referring to in this interview is Haruki Murakami, an acclaimed Japanese author. THE WIND-UP BIRD CHRONICLE is a collection of the three part series Murakami wrote back in 1994. It's currently available in English on Amazon.com. They have a preview of the first chapter on the site, and it seems pretty interesting. I'm going to have to look into this novel.

This all turned into one amazing adventure when I looked back on my information hunt. It all starts from just remembering a cool song I heard in the Catwoman trailer, it led to a Swedish songtress, then it turns out it was all based from the works of a Japanese author. Regardless of the outcome, the song's been stuck in my head ever since. I hope you enjoyed it.

You can see more Lykke Li's music videos on her official You Tube page HERE

My previous two Catwoman themed blogs:

-Kristoffer Remmell (FoxxFireArt) is a freelance graphic artist, writer, and over all mystery geek.- Follow for news updates: @ FoxxFireArt

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