Star Trek Into Darkness: “The Dark Collide” – Making the Music with Penelope Austin

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of 'The Dark Collide' by Penelope Austin. from Star Trek: Into Darkness

Star Trek Into Darkness - Australian posterWith Star Trek: Into Darkness now playing in cinemas around Australia (see full review here), Paramount has sent over a behind the scenes look at  singer / songwriter Penelope Austin and songwriter/producer Robert Conley recording an original song for the film called ‘The Dark Collide’.

The duo is among a select group of artists from six countries who received a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have their work featured in the upcoming film from Paramount Pictures.

For the first time ever in a Paramount live-action film, lyricists, vocalists and music producers from around the world were invited to add their creative talents and a local flavour to a track written for a major motion picture, which will be featured in the film during its theatrical run in each of the artists’ respective countries.

So, moviegoers in the countries that participated will hear a unique and different soundtrack than the moviegoers in other countries.  This opportunity, in which the artist’s own song will play during a pivotal scene with Star Trek’s iconic character Scotty, drew interest from the world’s hottest talent, including Australia’s Conley and Austin—who as of today will now hear their work in the soundtrack in every movie theatre in Australia.

Their song ‘The Dark Collide’, which Conley co-wrote with Austin, who also performs on vocals, will be heard on the Star Trek: Into Darkness soundtrack, which also features Academy Award®-winning composer Michael Giacchino’s score, in every theatre in Australia.

You can listen to the full version of ‘THE DARK COLLIDE’, on Spotify or buy it now on iTunes.