Star Wars: The Force Awakens hasn’t really been promoted enough, has it? What with the dearth of trailers and TV spots and merchandising, it’s just fortunate China’s answer to Justin Bieber was free to write an ‘official song’ for it, presumably for use when BB-8 competes in the Olympics or something.
Lu Han throws John Williams’ iconic score out the window and instead launches into a dance banger that wouldn’t be out of place in a Chinese redubbing of Spring Breakers.
“Tonight I’m gonna rock this place, shake it to the ground now / Wanna feel that 808, make my move at the sound of beat,” he sings, even though anyone who’s visited the Mos Eisley Cantina knows that 808 drum machines aren’t very big in the Star Wars universe.
“Drive your breath with laser light,” he goes on to sing, before offering my favourite line: “Let’s break out of the existing rules”, which is what I wish Han Solo had shouted instead of: “Great shot kid, that was one in a million!”