I’m continually fascinated by the phenomenon that is the “Twilight” Saga, especially baffled by its mass appeal. More than your little sister’s favorite, it’s also your girlfriend’s and your mom’s, and your grandmother’s guilty pleasure. You’re probably powdering your face by now and rubbing diamonds on your chest while I write this.
[Bat For Lashes’ Natasha Khan]
“Twilight” has taught me three things about this moment in American life:
No one cares about long established myths and legends, in fact the average ahistorical American would rather see something new with no basis in tradition.
2nd, girls still love much older men (even 100 years old) as long as they have boyish good looks – watch for a rash of cosmetic plastic surgery among men at the end of the next decade.
And C, everyone from The Black Keys to Howard Shore is trying to get on the next soundtrack, any apprehensions about being associated with the franchise laid to rest by the likes of Thom Yorke and Grizzly Bear on the previous soundtrack. All those potential new fans.
The coming episode, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” due out June 30th, is helmed by David Slade, who as I said earlier, was responsible for the unsavory castration thriller, “Hard Candy.” But the music supe responsible for all this has been Alexandra Patsavas – whose work varies in quality from “The O.C.” to “Mad Men.”
Some of her new conquests for the “Eclipse” soundtrack include a special duet by Beck and Bat For Lashes, Vampire Weekend, and the aforementioned The Black Keys (see yesterday). Muse returns again with the ungainly title “Neutron Star Collision (Love is Forever).” You can see plenty of their cheeseball guitar arm swinging antics in a sneak peek of the song on MTV.
Details of the Beck and Bat for Lashes collaboration are unknown, save that it is a duet with lyrics penned by Bat For Lashes’ Natasha Khan and music by Beck according to NME. Here’s everyone’s favorite Bat For Lashes tune, the dreamy ballad, “Daniel” in case you’re unfamiliar.
Full soundtrack list:
1. Metric — Eclipse (All Yours)
2. Muse — Neutron Star Collision (Love is Forever)
3. The Bravery — Ours
4. Florence + The Machine — Heavy In Your Arms
5. Sia — My Love
6. Fanfarlo — Atlas
7. The Black Keys — Chop And Change
8. The Dead Weather — Rolling In On A Burning Tire
9. Beck and Bat For Lashes — Let’s Get Lost
10. Vampire Weekend — Jonathan Low
11. UNKLE — With You In My Head (feat. The Black Angels)
12. Eastern Conference Champions — A Million Miles An Hour
13. Band of Horses – Life On Earth
14. Cee Lo Green — What Part of Forever
15. Howard Shore — Jacob’s Theme