Tuned In: Iron & Wine Play Their Twilight Song, “Flightless Bird, American Mouth (Wedding Version)”, On Leno

by (@kat_george)

To Iron & Wine fans, “Flightless Bird, American Mouth” might be deemed a bit old for Sam Beam to be promoting (it’s two albums old), but for Twilight fans, it all makes perfect sense. The song, chosen specifically by Kristen Stewart herself (fan girl!) for the film, features in Twilight: Breaking Dawn (Part 1), as the “Wedding Version.” Beam played this version of the classic song last night on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and in true Iron & Wine style, the song was simply moving. With Beam’s mesmerising vocals, the soft lighting and live strings, the performance left our romantic hearts skipping a beat or two.

Elsewhere on late night…
Jimmy Kimmel Live: My Morning Jacket, “Outta My System” and “First Light”
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Hot Chelle Rae, “Whatever”
The Late Show With David Letterman: The Civil Wars, “Poison And Wine” (R)

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