Speculation about who will appear on the New Moon soundtrack heated up this week after director Chris Weitz dropped a few big names to aRottenTomatoes.com interviewer: “The criterion will still always be what’s right for the movie at that given moment, but Thom Yorke is interested; we might, if we’re very lucky, get Kings of Leon to do something.” Well, well!
But don’t get too excited just yet. Yorke’s camp would neither confirm nor deny the Radiohead frontman’s reported involvement to EW at this time. The Kings of Leon connection, meanwhile, seems even more tenuous. “Not as of right now, no,” KoL lead singer Caleb Followill tells EW’s Whitney Pastorek when asked if his band will contribute to the Twilight sequel. “I haven’t had any time to write any music, we’ve been so busy… I would have to write a song in my hotel room, which I think we might could do, but I don’t know. As of right now I’m more focused on getting some rest and writing another album.”
Oh well. For now, at least, sounds like the New Moon soundtrack field is still very much wide open. It’d be a choice gig for any up-and-comer, considering how successful the first Twilightfilm’s soundtrack was. So whose tunes would you like to hear in the next teen-vampire flick this fall? Sink your fangs into some suggestions in the comments below.
I am really excited for the soundtrack as well as the movie. I think the Twilight soundtrack was done perfectly but New Moon will be better and have lots more musicians jumping on board.