10 Songs Perfect for the New Moon Soundtrack
by Nadya Vlassoff
As the New Moon pandemonium gets louder, with filming scheduled to start only days from now, we took a listen to a few songs that we think would make a good pairing with the second Twilight adaptation based on the popular novel, New Moon. In a recent interview, New Moon author and creator, Stephanie Meyer, explained that she had told the New Moon production staff the type of songs she did not want on the upcoming soundtrack. “No rap and no country,” Meyer was promised after discussing her hopes for the New Moon soundtrack.
With the sequel to Twilight about to swing into production on March 23 in Vancouver, here is a list of 10 songs we think would fit well with the storyline of New Moon:
Dido: “Here with Me”
It is an eternal love song that captures the meaning of wanting to be with someone regardless of the distance. For New Moon characters Edward and Bella, played by Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, their story takes on the meaning of "Here with Me" and proves that true love can conquer all.
Imogen Heep: “Speeding Cars”
A song that chronicles forgiveness more often than it should be given. Jacob Black, played by Taylor Lautner, struggles with his feelings for Kristen Stewart’s Bella knowing that she can’t love him the same way but for some reason he can’t help falling.
Muse: “Time is Running Out”
Muse was featured on the Twilight soundtrack and “Time is Running Out” encompasses the feeling of despair from Bella’s perspective as she struggles to remember how to live, and not just exist with the uncertainty of Edward.
This song could be interpreted mostly from Bella’s point of view in regard to Edward. But it describes that feeling of despair that every character in the series feels, whether it is Charlie who worries over Bella’s well-being or Alice as she desperately tries to help Jasper help himself.
Esthero: “Heaven Sent”
A song about dark fate and the conundrum behind Edward’s pull to have Bella be his eternal love. Her mortality is tested as Bella and Edward challenge each other to find a solution to their problem.
Breaking Benjamin: “So Cold”
”So Cold” is the metaphor for Edward not only in his physical state as he is cold to the touch but also the void he leaves in Bella in regard to the relationship with his family. Cold and broken is Bella’s plight. Who can save her?
Flyleaf: “All Around me”
It sounds adolescent in many ways but it is reminiscent of the great love stories throughout the ages. For fans of the Twilight Saga, this song captures the emotion that Bell and Edward feel as they fight their feelings for each other to try and find some semblance of normalcy.
Boys Like Girls: “Thunder”
It may seem like a strange pick but innocence counts for a lot in the story of Edward and Bella. In New Moon Bella refers to that summer with Edward as the best of her life. So why not include a song that captures that emotion of pure, unending devotion?
Boa: “I’ll Eat You Up”
The title says it all. It is what Bella wants and Edward denies. It is a little darker, a little more demonic, but in the end those who have read the third installment in the Twilight saga know what this is leading to.
Sia: “Breathe Me”
”Breathe Me “ has taken on more controversy than anyone could have guessed with fans of Twilight who know there’s a huge push for it to be added to the New Moon soundtrack. Some Twilight lovers are adamant that it remains known for its use on the finale of “Six Feet Under”. Either way, “Breathe Me” is about that all-consuming love that wraps you up and refuses to let go. You live and breathe only for that one other person, and that is what Bella and Edward live for in each other.
-- Nadya Vlassoff