A member of Jefferson Airplane has reacted to the first trailer for The Matrix Resurrections, which features their hit single, ‘White Rabbit’.
Jorma Kaukanen played guitars in the psychedelic rock band, beginning from their inception in 1965. Yesterday (September 9), he shared with Rolling Stone his reaction to the clip. “We started in the Matrix,” he said. “Glad to be there again!”
Fans reacted enthusiastically to the use of the 1967 song, noting how certain lines synchronized creatively with events in the trailer. According to Billboard, the song’s title became a trending topic on Twitter upon the trailer’s release.
Billboard reported that the line “Go ask Alice” syncs up with Priyanka Chopra-Jonas’ character reading a copy of Alice in Wonderland.
Another line – “And if you go chasing rabbits” – is sung while a shot highlights a rabbit tattoo on the arm of Jessica Henwick’s character.
Last month (August 23), Jefferson Airplane members Grace Slick and Jack Casady spoke with The Guardian about the legacy of ‘White Rabbit’.