Friday, September 19, 2008

Paramore Joins in the Twilight Love

And not only that!
This was in an MTV article about the band Paramore and their recently confirmed roll in the Twilight movie soundtrack:

According to a spokesperson for their label, Paramore will have a pair of brand-new songs — "Decode" and a still-untitled second song — on the film's soundtrack, which hits stores on November 4. Back in July, director Catherine Hardwicke revealed that a song from Muse (author Stephenie Meyer's favorite band) will also be included.

" 'Twilight' is the first series of books I've ever read. I didn't get into the 'Harry Potter' series, even though I love the movies," Williams said in a statement. " 'Twilight' really caught my attention and held it. I'm really excited to see the book adapted to film and excited that our band gets to be a part of the phenomenon."

"Decode" is slated to be the first single from the soundtrack — which will be released on "Gossip Girl" music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas' Chop Shop label, in conjunction with Atlantic Records — and the band will shoot a video for it next month. According to Williams, the song details the inner workings of the love affair between the series' protagonists, Bella and Edward.

"I chose the title 'Decode' because the song is about the building tension, awkwardness, anger and confusion between Bella and Edward," she said. "Bella is the only mind Edward can't read, and I feel like that's a big part of the first book and one of the obstacles for them to overcome. It's one added tension that makes the story even better."

The "Decode" video is scheduled to premiere in early November.


Read more here.
Paramore has always been a bit too mainstream and monotonous for my taste, but I'm still super excited. The lead singer, Hayley Williams, has a good strong voice, and I think she and her crew will be able to convey all those crazy emotions banging around between Bella and Edward quite nicely.
With Robert Pattinson's own compositions, a song by lovely Muse, and now two songs by rockin' Paramore, I'm really wondering what else is going to be on Twilight's soundtrack and if I will wind up buying it (most likely :D).

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