Sunday 17 October 2010
Music at Musings - The Twilight Saga
This Music at Musings has a theme - The Twilight Saga. Yes, The Twilight Saga. Please! I only hope that even those of you who loathe Twilight with a passion will read on, to hear what I have to say? OK? Thank you.
I firmly believe that the super number one best thing about the Twilight movies is the soundtracks. The soundtracks embody the films and the performances completely. In fact, they actually got me interested in music properly, for the first time. They are the reason why I want to be a music supervisor, like Alexandra Patsavas, when I am older. (I know. I have to thank Twilight for my drastic personality upheaval. Don't laugh.) So the Twilight Saga soundtracks signify a huge phase of my life. Namely, this phase. And the soundtracks feature some fantastic artists like Muse, Paramore, Florence + The Machine, Bat For Lashes, Vampire Weekend, Death Cab For Cutie, The Killers, OK Go, Linkin Park and even Robert Pattinson himself! These are my favourite picks from the soundtracks. I've had to be extremely strict with myself to keep my choices to a sensible number. Enough with the initial introduction! Let's get on with the song introductions! Go!
Twilight: Paramore - Decode
This was the official Twilight song, and my introduction to music. I had always been aware of music of course, but until this time last year, it just wasn't that important. Then I heard this song, and I finally realised how music can have such an impact on people's emotions, lives. Yeah, the song is awesome.
Twilight: Muse - Supermassive Black Hole
Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight series, says Muse were her biggest inspiration in writing the books. (Read into this what you will...) This song makes me feel daring, like I can do anything! Or get sucked into a supermassive black hole.
New Moon: Band Of Skulls - Friends
This is one of the best songs ever! One of the few somewhat cheery songs in New Moon, and all about friends! Lovely. It's also an awesome song, great for headbanging!
New Moon: Anya Marina - Satellite Heart
God, this song is so beautiful. It makes me cry, and Anya Marina's voice is so earnest and sweet. Like Cathy Davey! And the lyrics are gorgeous.
Eclipse: Metric - Eclipse (All Yours)
This is the only 'Twilight song' to appear on this Music at Musings, and with good reason. The song is probably the cheeriest song in the whole series... I'm sorry. It's just so freaking cute!
Eclipse: Florence + The Machine - Heavy In Your Arms
When I heard that Florence + The Machine were featuring in the soundtrack, I was ecstatic. All you regular readers of Musings will be very much aware of my love for Florence and her Machine, and this song does not fail to disappoint. The lyrics are breathtaking, one of the most poetic things I've ever heard. And the video makes my hair stand up on end!
I have to go now, and I hope you enjoyed this. I'll see you soon! I'm actually in the middle of editing a video, which will hopefully be up shortly!