The latest trailer for Dune, based on Frank Herbert’s novel of the same name, and starring Timothée Chalamet, Oscar Isaacs, and Jason Momoa was visually stunning and generated excitement for the film’s December release, but the music scored to it has had an immediate impact on sales of legendary rock group Pink Floyd’s single “Eclipse” which is used in the trailer and is a single off their The Darkside of the Moon album.
For many this is their first exposure to the music and the band.
Rolling Stone says, “Pink Floyd’s ‘Eclipse’ — and the album it closes, Dark Side of the Moon — sees a bump on streaming among millennials and first-time listeners. The new trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming adaptation of Dune — one of the most popular sci-fi novels ever — deploying a rearranged version of Pink Floyd’s “Eclipse,” the closing track from one of the most popular rock albums ever, The Dark Side of the Moon.”
Just as the casting of actor Timothée Chalamet has helped expose a new demographic to author Frank Herbert’s 400-page novel about an interstellar power struggle revolving around “the spice,” “Eclipse” felt a similar impact on Spotify: Streams of the song were up 75 percent among 25-to-29-year-old listeners, while “Eclipse” saw a 65 percent increase in the 18-24 age group. Additionally, in programmed streams, Pandora reported a 200 percent increase in listeners starting an “Eclipse” station.
Watch the trailer below.