'Enterprise' Theme Reaction Doesn't Worry WatsonBy Caillan
November 9, 2001 - 5:19 AM
The use of 'Faith of the Heart' as the Enterprise theme has provoked a myriad of strong reactions from fans, but singer Russell Watson isn't the least bit concerned by the song's reception.
"Isn't that like everything in life?" he told Kate O'Hare at Zap2it. "Something new happens, and people aren't quite sure of it. But they'll get used to it. By the time they've watched the 20th episode, they'll be thinking, 'Well, it's not that bad after all.'"
When songwriter Diane Warren asked if he wanted to perform the song for Enterprise, Watson jumped at the chance. "Diane's a fan of mine," he said. "She already wrote something for my second album, and she asked if I'd like to get involved with the new 'Star Trek' production. Obviously, I had to check my diary - not."
Regardless of the response to the theme, Watson said it's here to stay. "We're actually looking at recording a video [on the set] and releasing the song as a single, so if there are any Trekkies out there that really hate it, sorry, you're going to get it rammed down your throat for a while."
An extended version of the theme, renamed 'Where My Heart Will Take Me,' is included in Watson's latest album, Encore. The album is currently out in the United Kingdom, and will be making its North American debut in February 2002. The singer's first release, The Voice, is available world-wide.
The original interview can be found here at Zap2it.