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What's The Song In The Justice League Trailer?

About a year ago, the team at DC Films made a concerted effort to rework the tone of Justice League to make it more "hopeful." That definitely comes through in the latest trailer thanks in large part to the song behind it.

It's a cover of the David Bowie classic "Heroes" by Australian indie rock group Gang of Youths, and it makes the three-minute trailer seem far more upbeat than any portion of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Bowie wrote the original song with Brian Eno and released it as the title track of his 1977 album. It came during his "Berlin" period when Bowie had distanced himself from the drug culture of Los Angeles and moved to Germany with Iggy Pop. Bowie was reportedly inspired to write the song when he saw his producer Tony Visconti embrace his girlfriend by the Berlin Wall, and it tells the story of two lovers, one from East and one from West Berlin. 

Although it wasn't a huge hit at the time, it became one of Bowie's signature songs and one of his most-covered tracks. The Wallflowers covered it for the soundtrack to 1998's Godzilla and a version by The X Factor finalists reached No. 1 on the U.K. Singles chart in 2010.

Gang of Youths, led by singer-songwriter David Le'aupepe recorded and released their take on "Heroes" shortly after Bowie died in January 2016. It remains pretty faithful to the original, but with orchestral strings and ethereal synthesizers in place of the driving guitar sound. Listen to the whole thing below.

The cover puts an interesting spin on Justice League. Previous trailers and teasers used a heavy cover of the Beatles' "Come Together" by Gary Clark Jr. and Batman v Superman co-composer Junkie XL and the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army." 

Of course, it would be great if these guys would remain heroes for more than just one day.