Legendary Wonder Woman star Lynda Carter thrilled fans when she made a cameo appearance in 2020's Wonder Woman 1984 as another legendary Amazon, Asteria. But while Carter was inspiring audiences, she herself was being inspired, writing her latest song "Human and Divine". With themes of love, strength, and inspiration, the recently released ballad is dedicated to Carter's husband, but according to Carter, as she was working on the song and became part of Wonder Woman 1984, the song took on a richer meaning, one that connects to the powerful love story between Steve Trevor and Diana.
"What is interesting is that when I wrote it I did not know... Patty [Jenkins] does not give anything away about her movies so I did not know what the love story was between Steve and Diana," Carter recently told ComicBook.com. "And so when I wrote the song, you think that I would know about the love of Steve and Diana, right? Just this love story, but not this particular story of when he comes back and so it was really kind of eerie that the way I wrote it, the lyrics that are behind it, you would never know I didn't know the whole plot the whole time that I was writing."
That "particular story" Carter is referring to is Steve's unexpected, albeit temporary, reunion with Diana in the film, but while that story is unique to the film, the song also has another important meaning as well. Carter, who recently celebrated the 80th anniversary of Wonder Woman with the opening of Dara Birnbaum's short art film Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman (1978-79) at The Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, also spoke about how connection is something that we as human beings all yearn for, particularly during the past year-plus of the pandemic and it's that shared experience that brings us together and reminds us that love is deeply human.
"You know, everyone has, particularly this past year and a half, borne a lot of tragedy and all that but that is how we all become sisters," Carter said. "We yearn to learn about how to connect. The song that I wrote for Steve and Diana, and dedicated to my husband, it was that love is human and divine, but it's mostly human."
Carter's new single, "Human and Divine", is available now.
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