If you’re a fan of Paul Walker, get some of the Kleenex out for this tribute.
According to Mike Knobloch, President of Film Music and Publishing at Universal Pictures via Huffington Post,
“Coming off of this incredible two hours of the most sensational action-packed stuff you’ve ever seen in a movie, you have a sequence that needs to be balanced. It has to be appropriately touching and emotional, but you still want people to get out of their seats and leave the theater feeling good.
You don’t want the sequence to cancel out the movie they’ve seen, and you certainly don’t want people to walk out feeling sad or that they just attended somebody’s funeral. So getting the music right for the sequence was a key part of that.
To have a song that’s earnest and sincere and could underscore a celebration of Paul’s life. To be an anthem for that. We worked really hard to dial that in.”