So far two bands have been confirmed for the Breaking Dawn Part 2 soundtrack: Passion Pit and Iko. The folks over at Twilight Examiner have broken down the bands to give us a closer look! You can check out the article here.
The folks over at Pattinson Post were able to get an interview with Imperial Mammoth about their song “Requiem on Water” being included on the soundtrack for the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 and their life since the soundtrack came out! Here’s an excerpt:
Pattinson Post: When did you first know where in the movie your song played?
Imperial Mammoth:Literally, as it started playing in the Nokia Theater! We went in thinking Requiem On Water would be used in a romantic context, and were amazed to see where it ended up — on Bella as she looks in the mirror and realizes she loves her unborn child. We were beaming through the whole thing. After the screening, as the credits ended, Bill Condon happened to walk down our row to exit and we were able to give him a hug and thank him. We really couldn’t have wished a better moment for the song.
PP: You recently released your album, “Where Satellites Fall” and got married. How is it going?
IM:So far so good! It’s been a whirlwind these last few months. We wrote/recorded/released Where Satellites Fall over three weeks in October, got married in early November, got to a be a part of the Breaking Dawn premiere shortly after and then, set off on our honeymoon in Europe through December. We’ve finally now been able to catch our breath and soak it all in. We wouldn’t have changed a thing though. The great part about being in a time crunch, especially in the context of making a record, is that it takes away a lot of the inherent self-doubt and worrying that comes with putting yourself out there artistically. One song in particular, “Left Behind” was recorded and finished in six hours, right before we went to master, and it ended up being our favorite track on the EP*. We’re thrilled with the way the record came out, and that people seem to be responding to it.
Breaking Dawn movie soundtrack artist Christina Perri sat down with Access Bay Area magazine to chat about her contribution to the soundtrack and what inspires her!
“I’m actually most excited about the fans,” says Perri, a self-proclaimed member of “Team Edward,” as she shows off her wrist tattoo that reads “bitten” in the title font of the book series. “I think ‘twihards’ are my people and my tribe.”
Perri is the only superfan, however, to garner an advanced screening of Breaking Dawn’s first installment, and to write the first single off the motion picture’s soundtrack: a warmhearted wedding ballad called “A Thousand Years.”
“I just felt this movie was super romantic and this song that I wrote was the vibe of the movie,” she says. “I wrote it about the purest type of relationship and marriage and all this stuff that I don’t know anything about. I had to jump into their relationship in my head. For it to be chosen is magic — It’s been my favorite thing ever.”
And love is the recurring, profound muse that fuels the majority of her songwriting process.
“My songs are all inspired by love, but even more so the feelings that come with love,” says Perri, who has been a lyricist since age 15. “Like the good and the bad, the fear and sadness, just as much as the excitement and butterflies — I think I have songs that cover all angles of that.”
MTV just sent along confirmation that Bruno Mars’ “It Will Rain” from the Breaking Dawn moviesoundtrack willpremiere in MTV tomorrow!See press release below:
*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*
MTV to Exclusively Premiere Bruno Mars’ New Music Video “It Will Rain” from Summit Entertainment’s
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1 on Wednesday, November 9 at 7:56pm ET
New York, NY (November 8, 2011) – MTV is set to exclusively premiere Grammy-award winning singer, songwriter, producer and multi-platinum selling artist* Bruno Mars’ new music video “It Will Rain,” the first single from THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1 soundtrack that features a never-before-seen clip from the film, on Wednesday, November 9th at 7:56pm ET.
Immediately following at 8:00pm ET, “It Will Rain” will premiere on mtv.com, MTV Hits and mtvU, and go into rotation the following morning during AMTV.
Co-written and produced with the Smeezingtons (Mars, Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine), “It Will Rain” is currently available for sale exclusively via iTunes. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1 soundtrack will be released on November 8, 2011.
Bruno Mars is a multitalented singer, songwriter, producer and musician. After co-producing and performing on two of last summer’s biggest hits (B.o.B’s “Nothin’ On You” and Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire”,) Mars’ first solo single “Just the Way You Are,” hit number 1 in multiple countries across the world and won the critically-acclaimed artist a Grammy Award for “Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.” Bruno’s 2x Platinum-certified debut album ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’ went on to claim two additional hit singles “Grenade” and “The Lazy Song.” Mars has now sold over 15 million singles worldwide and is touring internationally. For more information, visit http://www.brunomars.com.
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, five U.S. cities will host appearances by certain members from Breaking Dawn: Part 1‘s film cast and soundtrack artists between the dates November 7th and November 11th.
Christina Perri is on the list of Musicians to attend, along with Aqualung and Luch Schwartz (“Cold”) and Sleeping At Last (“Turning Page”). Also, the cities included on the tour will be Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, and Salt Lake City.
No word yet on who else will appear, but we will keep you updated so check back!