News: Sia and Metric’s Emily Haines talk about ‘Twilight Saga: Eclipse’
‘Eclipse’ fever is taking hold here at Inertia HQ. Everybody’s pre-ordering tickets, re-reading the novels, and weighing up tattoo options.
Excitement was only heightened last week, when it was announced that the official soundtrack was going to be littered with exclusive gems from Inertia’s extended-fam: Sia, Metric, UNKLE, Vampire Weekend, and The Black Angels!
It turns out, Inertia’s artists are pretty excited about their involvement too.
Asked about her track, “My Love”, Sia remarked: “I am so unbelievably excited to be in such fine company for the ‘Twilight’ soundtrack. [Co-writer Oliver Kraus] and I never imagined that what we created in our living rooms would end up a part of such a massive project.”
In a recent interview with MTV, Metric‘s Emily Haines also reflected in-depth, on the process of writing the film’s theme, “Eclipse (All Yours)”.
“I have to say it was unlike any experience I’ve ever had. … I got a phone call from Howard Shore, who is, in my opinion, the best, heavyweight film composer out there. He did the scores for the ‘Lord of the Rings’ and, more importantly to me, he did all the David Cronenberg films: ‘The Fly,’ ‘Naked Lunch.’ He’s an amazing, brilliant musician,” Haines said. “[He] calls me and says, ‘I want to write with you … I want you to write with me, for the song at the end of the movie, the penultimate moment, where the whole score culminates in this incredible scene.’ And I was like, ‘OK.’ “
“I had to … really try to embody the voice of Bella, which I’ve never done. I’ve always been interested in that — writing for film — and it was really cool to feel the emotions of someone else, and then try to express it in a way that’s consistent with Stephenie [Meyer]‘s books,” she said.
“With this, it was really feeling this character, and I really like Kristen Stewart. I think she’s got such a great energy around her, and the character is such a good representation of a real girl,” Haines said. “I think a lot of times young women get characterized as shallow or silly, and we all have to deal with, in popular culture, these terrifying Barbies. And I think Kristen Stewart as an actress, and the character that Stephenie created in these books is a really interesting, real character.”
‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ OST is out June.