Thursday, May 13, 2010

Lead Singer of Metric Writes A Letter To 'Twilight' Fans

Emily Haines, lead singer of Metric, wrote a special blog post for Twilight fans as her band's song "All Yours" was announced to be one of the fifteen featured on the Eclipse soundtrack yesterday.

From Emily:

Yes ... It’s official. Our song “All Yours”, co-written with the legendary film composer Howard Shore and performed by Metric, is going to be featured in the movie Eclipse, the next installment in the
worldwide phenomenon known as the Twilight saga.

I've always wanted to write music for film, but I never expected to start with
something on this scale, so you can imagine how surprised I was when out
of nowhere I got a phone call from Howard Shore, who I’d never met or
even spoken with before. Most people know him as the man who wrote the
acclaimed score for The Lord of the Rings trilogy, but I grew up on
Shore's earlier works-- his score for David Cronenberg's Naked Lunch in
collaboration with jazz great Ornette Coleman still stands as one of the
most ambitious & unusual scores out there.

To my amazement, Howard was calling to ask me to work with him on his latest project:
scoring the next Twilight movie, Eclipse. He wanted Jimmy & I to
write the theme song for the pivotal last scene in the movie,
integrating the music from his existing score into a composition that
would express the emotional ending of the film. Seriously?!?! The lyrics would have to be in the voice of the main
character Bella, and we had to stay within the confines of harmonic and
melodic themes Howard had in mind for the last scene.

We've had songs from our albums licensed for use in movies & tv shows before,
but composing for a score was completely different. Every day as the
song progressed--from sitting at the piano with Jimmy in NYC recording
acoustic versions and reading the script (see photo below), to working
at Howard's studio upstate, to tracking vocals at our own studio Giant
in Toronto, to mixing at Electric Lady with Howard on the line from
Abbey Road in London-- every step of the way we did our best to fulfill
Howard’s vision of the film's last moments.

Still, everybody knows the movie business is insanely competitive, and for things like
this, it’s never a sure thing until the movie is done and the picture is

But as of today, it's happening. Our song, “All Yours”, is in the movie and will be the lead off track from the
soundtrack, to be released on June 8th.

I don't have to tell you what an honor it was to be hand picked by Howard to do this work. We are
massively grateful for the opportunity & hope you all enjoy
Metric's first ever film composition.

Now, back to reality...

xo emily

{via Myspace}

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