Release Date: Nov 8, 2011
Record label: Atlantic
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Soundtracks, Stage & Screen
By now, the Twilight movies’ soundtracks are their own micro-environments, nurturing new acts and extending the lives of old ones in an indie-centric bio-dome. Though artists as sonically diverse as Death Cab for Cutie, Bon Iver, and Muse have all gotten powerful boosts after feeding off Twilight‘s main vein, the albums’ moods are as monochromatic as Bella’s permanently gray-tinted Pacific Northwest wonderland. ”Jar of Hearts” songstress Christina Perri’s fantastically opulent ”A Thousand Years” sets the tone for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1: stark acoustic strums, cascading strings, and a piercing croon expressing undying adoration.
Regardless of the strengths and failings of the Twilight Saga movies, their soundtracks captured the mood of each book perfectly. Breaking Dawn was split into two films, so the movie of the book’s first half is more or less a celebration of Bella and Edward’s love, and a chance for fans to see the wedding they’ve been anticipating for years. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Pt.
When Stephen King said, “Harry Potter is about confronting fears, finding strength and doing what is right in the face of adversity. Twilight is about how important it is to have a boyfriend,” he obviously meant to say that Twilight is really about writing bad books to make worse movies that weirdly have phenomenally loaded indie soundtracks. In fact, their annual holiday season releases have become a holiday in themselves: giving us Thom Yorke, a Bon Iver/St.