No doubt most citizens of the world awakened this morning with the following question burning in their minds: "I wonder what the theme to the 2013 Golden Globes this year will be?"
No? Regardless, it's called "Golden Globe Original Theme" and was written by international Japanese rock superstar Yoshiki of the rock group X-Japan, the so-called Bono of Asia. Yoshiki will present this composition to the world when the awards ceremony airs on Sunday, and it will be available for download that same day.
This is nothing new for the composer -- he did it last year, and is no doubt well aware of the importance of bringing viewers in and out of commercial breaks and delivering this year's co-hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey on a bed of grandiose strings, neatly straddling that line between pure cheese and classical gas. While we wait to learn whether Louis C.K. will beat Alec Baldwin for best actor in a TV series comedy, Yoshiki's instrumental creation will offer comfort.
In a statement, Yoshiki said that "composing this music was a journey that involved creating numerous versions in order to arrive at just the right sound to capture the unique combination of glamour and edginess that makes the Golden Globe Awards so entertaining."