April 13, 2017 Tom Ito

“We’ll all love her forever.” -George Lucas

The 2017 Star Wars official fan convention in Orlando, Florida opened with fanfare & joy as it celebrated the franchise’s 40th year. However it also reflected a somber note of loving memory as George Lucas (creator of Star Wars) & Billie Lourd (actor & daughter of Carrie Fisher) paid special tribute to the Carrie Fisher. The iconic role of Princess Leia was one which Fisher had just recently reprised in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

The Hit House is deeply honored to have been able to provide music to help remember such a titan of not only the movie industry, but conqueror of the hearts of all those she met. She was, as George Lucas described her, “[A] princess. She was a senator. She had to hold her own against two big lugs [referring to Mark Hamill & Harrison Ford], but she was the boss. It was her war. When Carrie came in, she was that character. Very strong. Very smart. Very funny. Very bold. Very tough. It wasn’t really much of a question. There weren’t really many people like her. One in a billion.”

In the above Star Wars Tribute to Carrie, you can hear our track “Azurite” (at 2:12-2:42) by composer Scott Lee Miller from the SPHERES: LUCID album & “Ruby” (at 2:46-4:45) by composer Martyn Corbet, from our SPHERES: VERGE albums (also available here on iTunes)

The whole team at The Hit House truly feels that thus far this has been the highlight of our trailer & commercial music career. Nothing has made us happier than to share our music with Star Wars, stand with David Bowie, & honor the epic life & loving memory of Carrie Fisher.

Hear “Azurite” on SoundCloud:

Hear “Ruby” on SoundCloud: