Jefferson Airplane Takes Center Stage In The Matrix 4 Trailer

The Matrix 4 trailer just dropped and the main song used in it is Hunter S Thompson Favorite, White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane


It’s been a while in the making, but the Matrix 4 trailer has finally dropped, revealing tidbits of information about what we can expect from the fourth – and potentially last – installment of The Matrix.

Directed by Lana Wachowski and written by David Mitchell (not the one from Peep Show), Aleksandar Hemon, and Wachowski, the fourth installment in the Matrix universe features plenty of new faces, as well as a more psychedelic soundtrack.

What’s The Song In The Matrix 4 Trailer?

If you’re not down with ‘60s psychedelic music, you probably have no idea who the song is by in the Matrix 4 trailer. It’s actually a pretty well-known, classic tune by Jefferson Airplane called White Rabbit.

The Matrix 4 Trailer

Released in 1967, White Rabbit was written by Grace Slick while she was still in her previous band, The Great Society. Slick left The Great Society, joined Jefferson Airplane, and brought two of her tracks with her, White Rabbit and Somebody To Love.

The song, White Rabbit, is based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. But due to the nature of the lyrics, as well as Lewis’ story, the song kind of became the official soundtrack of the counter culture in the 1960s.

White Rabbit Lyrics

One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small,
And the ones that mother gives you
Don’t do anything at all.
Go ask Alice
When she’s ten feet tall.
And if you go chasing rabbits
And you know you’re going to fall,
Tell ’em a hookah smoking caterpillar
Has given you the call.
Call Alice
When she was just small.
When the men on the chessboard
Get up and tell you where to go
And you’ve just had some kind of mushroom
And your mind is moving low.
Go ask Alice
I think she’ll know.
When logic and proportion
Have fallen sloppy dead,
And the White Knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queen’s “off with her head!”
Remember what the dormouse said:
“Feed your head. Feed your head. Feed your head”

Jefferson Airplane

What Do The White Rabbit Lyrics Mean?

Slick said the song was about expanding your mind, not necessarily with drugs but with books and adventure – it was about being curious. Slick also stated on record that the song was inspired by fairy tales and how they presented a warped version of reality to young girls.

The idea that they would meet or be saved by prince charming, for instance, irritated her. But with Alice in Wonderland, there was no Prince Charming. Alice was in a strange and weird place, and the only choice she had was to press on and explore.

The lyric “feed your head” which many interpreted as a reference to drugs, notably, magic mushrooms and LSD, was actually about reading books – although the drug thing works just as good.

“Feed your head” means read a book.

Grace Slick

Matrix 4 Soundtrack: Which Modern Metal Bands Will Make The Cut?

The OG Matrix film had one of the best soundtracks of any film in the 1990s, featuring Deftones, Rage Against The Machine, and Marilyn Manson to name just a few of the bangers on the soundtrack. Here’s the full list of songs from the original The Matrix film in 1099:

  • “Rock Is Dead” by Marilyn Manson – 3:11
  • “Spybreak! (Short One)” by Propellerheads – 4:00
  • “Bad Blood” by Ministry – 5:00
  • “Clubbed to Death (Kurayamino Mix)” by Rob D – 7:26
  • “Prime Audio Soup” by Meat Beat Manifesto – 6:17
  • “Leave You Far Behind” by Lunatic Calm – 3:13
  • “Mindfields” by The Prodigy – 5:40
  • “Dragula (Hot Rod Herman Remix)” by Rob Zombie – 4:37
  • “My Own Summer (Shove It)” by Deftones – 3:34
  • “Ultrasonic Sound” by Hive – 4:54
  • “Look to Your Orb for the Warning (Radio Edit)” by Monster Magnet – 4:42
  • “Du hast” by Rammstein – 3:54
  • “Wake Up” by Rage Against the Machine – 6:04

I wonder which modern metal bands will make it into The Matrix 4’s soundtrack?

Richard

Richard has been playing guitar for over a decade and is a huge fan of metal, doom, sludge, and rock music in general – though mostly metal. Having played in bands and worked in studios since the early 2000s, Richard is a massive music production geek, a fan of minimalist recording techniques, and he really likes old-school guitars.

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