The New York Times has just released an excellent expose of all things related to The Twilight Saga: New Moon‘s soundtrack.
Speaking to the music supervisor for the film, the New York Times investigates the process for track selection for this album which has gained so much industry interest as a result of the Twilight soundtrack’s immense success.
According to the interview,
Ms. Patsavas, known for her work on television shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Gossip Girl,” said she was confident that the “New Moon” soundtrack would include Thom Yorke, Bon Iver and Band of Skulls. Death Cab for Cutie’s “Meet Me on the Equinox,” the first single, had its premiere on MTV.com on Sunday, as part of a “Twilight” promotional blitz surrounding MTV’s Video Music Awards. There has been extensive speculation in the music industry all summer about who else would be included. Representatives of Grizzly Bear and the Killers said those groups would be on the soundtrack, but Ms. Patsavas declined to comment, saying that the track list would be completed and announced on Friday.
Also, “All the music for ‘New Moon’ is new, and Ms. Patsavas said some artists were shown scenes from the film as a guide.”
Clearly, the New York Times’ article serves to prove just how flourishing the Twilight series films are in the grand scheme of the entertainment world – not just in films and literature. Many deserving and qualified artists have been spotlighted for their hopes of being included on the album, but with veteran groups such as Death Cab and Muse on the waiting list, it’s brutal competition.
Hopefuls for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse are also, according to the feature, starting to make their way onto the scene. Just goes to show how utterly fascinating the impact of the Twilight series is upon present day culture and economic circumstances.
The full article is available here.