For five years now, there’s been one big event that truly marks the beginning of Twilight season: The premiere of the first video from the latest movie’s soundtrack. Last night, we saw the premiere of Green Day’s “The Forgotten,” the first single off Breaking Dawn -Part 2‘s disc. It combines a lot of the elements we’ve seen in earlier Twilight videos — clips of Edward and Bella, beautiful forest scenes, that filter that makes everything look like an old home movie — while also being very Green Day. You’re not going to see Billie Joe and company strolling about in the woods, even if this song is rather emo. Instead, they’re performing in a concert and a recording studio.
Other acts have taken a more literal approach to the videos accompanying the saga. Does that work better for you than the detached concert thing, or is it all about the music? Take a look at four other quintessential Twilight videos and then vote for your favorite below.
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Everyone’s favorite tattooed Breaking Dawn-soundtrack-singing Twilight superfan Christina Perri stopped by the VH1 office yesterday to appear on Big Morning Buzz and chat about her Lovestrong tour, which touches down in Europe this week. She just announced a string of U.S. club dates for the spring, too. So, what does a jetsetting rising star wear about town? Scroll down to see her outfit in detail.
We’re loving the Breaking Dawn soundtrack and were really excited to chat with the musicians featured on the album at the premiere last week. So many interesting, unique artists who were mostly unknowns before their songs were chosen got to go watch their music play in a blockbuster film. How surreal! We were lucky enough to speak with Christina Perri (a major Twilight fangirl), Imperial Mammoth, Sleeping at Last (OMG that song! Tears) and Cider Sky and asked them all if they’d ever consider collaborating with another Twilight musician — actor Rob Pattinson. They were all, obviously, gung-ho and complimented his talent as a singer-songwriter and musician.
“He’s an incredible singer and guitar player,” Perri said. When asked if she’d love to work with him she replied, “I would be so down.” So would every other artist we talked to. Check out their Rob love in the clip above.
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In “Now That I’ve Found You,” Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald perfectly capture the bliss of being newly wed: “I love you sleeping with your socks on/ I love you laughing in our house,” they croon together, him in his Rod Stewart-esque voice, her with a soft country sound. You absolutely get the feeling it was recorded by two people in that stage of their relationship where they can’t stand to be apart for a minute, so they start picking up each other’s work and pastimes. And to hear Nikki talk about it, that’s exactly what it was.
“We just wrote it and recorded it all in this whirlwind week, and we discovered that we love working together,” she told TheFABlife. “And that’s really great. I don’t know if it’s true, but I read this statistic that couples that stay together are the ones that can create together, and to know that you can do that with someone is pretty cool.”
So, it sounds like a collaboration that will continue. Does Nikki want to start lobbying for the soundtrack of Breaking Dawn Part 2?
“Gosh, I don’t want to be recorded as saying I want to be in the soundtrack, but that would be incredible,” she laughed. Listen to the song after the jump, and let us know what you think in the comments!
“There’ll be no sunlight, if I lose you, baby,” Bruno Mars sings in the Breaking Dawn – Part 1 soundtrack single “It Will Rain.” And while the video for the song, which premiered last night, features more of Bruno and a model than Rob and Kristen, it also has a whole lot for Twilight fans to like. Here’s a little countdown:
5: The anguish of Bruno’s lyrics and song, plus the images of rain on the window pain, are so much like the pain we felt when Edward left Forks in New Moon. And like when we finished reading Stephenie Meyer‘s books for the first time and realized there were no more. Or, you know, when you experienced real-life heartbreak. Same thing.
We pose a lot of questions here at the FABlife. Rarely do we expect the actual subject of our questions to respond. But Christina Perri did just that! After her video for “A Thousand Years” premiered last week, we asked you to pick which Breaking Dawn quote went best with the song. Here’s Christina’s answer:
“The quote from the poll that most fits ‘A Thousand Years’ from the Twilight books is the one about pulling them together under the water forever and loving each other forever,” she told us, referring to this one, from the first night of their honeymoon: ” ‘Don’t be afraid,’ I murmured. ‘We belong together.’ … ‘Forever,’ he agreed, and then pulled us gently into deeper water.”
“I wrote ‘A Thousand Years’ about Edward and Bella being madly in love with each other for the past 1,000 years and for 1,000 more years and forever and ever and ever. So that quote fits the best!”
Makes sense to us. And who are we to argue with a girl with a Twilight-inspired tattoo?
Someone forgot to tell Theophilus London and his fans at New York’s Terminal 5 last night that he was just the opening act. The place was packed and jumping hours before headliners Friendly Fires hit the stage. And though we were definitely there to hear Theophilus’ exciting blend of soul, hip-hop and electro-pop, we were also thrilled to see the up-and-comer’s eclectic style in person. Just as he can appeal to hip-hop heads while landing a spot on the Breaking Dawn soundtrack, he can wear ripped jeans, a sequined shirt (he designed himself) AND NIKE AIR MAGS! Closer looks after the jump.
Twilight season is really heating up this week! Robert Pattinson and Ashley Greene kicked it off early with a red-carpet appearance in Paris on Sunday. Last night, we got a glimpse of the honeymoon scene, courtesy of Access Hollywood. And then at 12:01 a.m. today, MTV and VH1 premiered the video for Christina Perri‘s “A Thousand Years,” the second single off the Breaking Dawn soundtrack.
The clip features several scenes from the movie that have already been featured in the trailers and TV spots: those sweeping shots of Forks; Jacob receiving the wedding invitation; Bella and Charlie walking down the aisle; Bella and Edward in Rio, on a speedboat headed for Isle Esme, swimming under the waterfall and, of course, in bed. But the one bit of dialogue from the movie that we hear, Edward and Bella whispering “I love you” to each other at the altar, is a new tidbit. All of it is made extra super romantic when set to Christina Perri’s lilting waltz and those heartbreaking vampire-ready lyrics: “I have loved you for a/ Thousand years/ I’ll love you for a/ Thousand more.”
The song’s not going to be playing throughout all these scenes in the movie, of course. If it does, in fact, show up in the film (since many soundtrack songs don’t), we’re dying to know where. The folks at Summit really should have asked us for our opinion, but let’s pretend they did. After the jump, vote for which Breaking Dawn book quote goes best with “A Thousand Years.”