With the release of the final Twilight film only weeks away we finally get our first taste of the Breaking Dawn Part 2 soundtrack. Appearing for the first time in a Twilight film, Green Day have penned the track melancholy love song The Forgotten. Maintaining a sombre feeling throughout the piano-driven ballad, the song fits perfectly with the finality of the upcoming film and the loss in the final battle scene.
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has no trouble connecting with the forlorn love triangle of Twilight, singing lyrics like “Don’t look away from the arms of tomorrow/ Don’t look away from the arms of a moment/ Don’t look away from the arms of love.” Pushing their musical boundaries, Green Day show growth in The Forgotten, focusing on string instruments instead of their more classic pop punk sound.
The video features images of Green Day performing on stage and in a recording studio along with never before seen shots from the final Twilight film, due out in theatres on November 16th. One of the most stand out shots in the video is a back to back comparison of Robert Pattinson’s Edward Cullen playing the piano for his new daughter Renesmee, contrasted with Armstrong tickling the ivories in his studio.
Due out November 13th, the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 soundtrack also includes new songs from Ellie Goulding, Passion Pit, Feist and Twilight star Nikki Reed.
From vampires to dancing teens to really good drivers, 2011 saw some amazing soundtracks. We danced and sang with Kermit and wished for eternal love, all while discovering new songs and hearing fresh takes on old favourites.
Check out our top five picks for the best soundtrack of 2011!
It would take an incredible song to make us notice anything other than Ryan Gosling on the big screen, so we knew instantly that Cliff Martinez’s soundtrack to Drive would make our top list for doing just that.
Prom can be awesome. Prom can also totally suck. Whether you’re with your dream date or planning to escape out of the bathroom window during a slow song, with the PROM soundtrack you can guarantee that you’ll at least have a night of great music.
Travie McCoy, We’ll Be Alright
3. The Muppets
When we talked to Jason Segel (le sigh) about The Muppets film we were so excited to discuss the amazing soundtrack penned by Flight of the Conchords star Bret McKenzie. Mahna Mahna.
Jason Segel, Man or Muppet
While most were skeptical that a remake of the beloved 1984 Footloose could live up to the original, the new film was a success, including it’s soundtrack. We talked to director Craig Brewer about his decision to use original songs from the film as well as updated versions. Kudos on Ella Mae Bowen covering Holding Out For A Hero. I hope she’s holding out for a huge record deal!
Ella Mae Bowen, Holding Out For A Hero
1. Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
If you want a great soundtrack then you’d better enlist Music Supervisor Alexandra Patsavas. Breaking Dawn is Patsavas fourth time working on a Twilight soundtrack and she continues to score originals from huge artists as well as up and coming bands who are about to get HUGE – we’ll call it the Twilight affect.
Bruno Mars, It Will Rain
Last week I told you Twilight fans about listening to previews of the New Moon Soundtrack? Well I’m about to one up that, you can now listen to the full soundtrack (except for 4 tracks which are 30 seconds) right here!
A lot of movies in the past have been accompanied with a subpar soundtrack however this isn’t the case for Twilight’s New Moon, due out in theatres November 20. The likes of Death Cab For Cutie, Muse, The Killers & Radiohead’s Thom Yorke have all contributed to a soundtrack that is definitely going to be a hit, just like the movie will be.
New Moon director Chris Weitz made it no surprise that he wanted the soundtrack to be great and they delivered. Anything that involves Thom Yorke, The Killers or Muse will turn out great. Although those three songs are only 30 second clips, you can already hear how great the tracks are.
Overall the Twilight: New Moon soundtrack is a good compilation of tracks that are easy to listen to and a great way to get into bands that you have never heard of. This soundtrack is perfect for anyone who likes music, even if you’re not a fan of Twilight (yes those people do exist) this soundtrack is something you should not overlook. Give it a listen and open your music sense to realm of new music. Enjoy!
1. Death Cab For Cutie – Meet Me On the Equinox
2. Band Of Skulls – Friends
3. Thom Yorke – Hearing Damage (:30 ONLY)
4. Lykke Li – Possibility
5. The Killers – A White Demon Love Song (:30 ONLY)
6. Anya Marina – Satellite Heart
7. Muse – I Belong To You (New Moon Remix) (:30 ONLY)
8. Bon Iver & St. Vincent – Roslyn
9. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Done All Wrong
10. Hurricane Bells – Monsters
11. The Violet Hour – The Violet Hour
12. OK Go – Shooting the Moon (:30 ONLY)
13. Grizzly Bear f. Victoria Legrand – Slow Life
14. Editors – No Sound But the Wind
15. Alexandre Desplat – New Moon (The Meadow)