July 24, 2009
Thom Yorke and the Twilight Sequel Soundtrack?
Two things I never thought I would hear in the same sentence let alone coming from the same person, but it appears that Thom Yorke wrote a NEW song for the Twilight sequel, New Moon. Never did I think I would be writing about Twilight on this blog, but hey if there is new Radiohead / Thom Yorke news it is going to on here whether or not it shocks my core values. Not only does it appear that Thom Yorke will be contributing new material, but one of the most exciting new artists from last year Bon Iver (pronounced bo-nee-VAIR) also seems to be in on the soundtrack too. This could be shaping up to be one of the most exciting music releases later this year (WTF?? Am I writing this?). New Moon director, Chris Weitz, did helm About A Boy, the excellent adaptation of the Nick Hornby book that is steeped in music (like all Hornby books) with the music soundtrack all composed by Badly Drawn Boy (check out this film if you have not seen it). So maybe just maybe it is in good hands...we shall see I guess.
If you are not familiar with Bon Iver, you must check out his debut album, For Emma Forever Ago. It is hauntingly beautiful and moving acoustic guitar based music with complex textures. The songs are perfect for a dark Autumn or Winter day but I managed to fall in love with it listening to it on the beach last summer so I guess it works for all seasons. You can download "Skinny Love", one of the best songs of last year for free on Bon Iver's website: LINK