Even if you don’t like the Twilight series of movies, you have to admit that they know how to construct an excellent official soundtrack. Especially with their latest release The Twilight Saga – Eclipse, they have been able to get some major names on board such as The Black Keys, Metric, The Bravery, UNKLE, Muse, The Dead Weather and more.
The Twilight people have also managed to persuade talented indie-pop princesses Florence + the Machine, Sia & Bat For Lashes to contribute all new original material.
Florenceâ€™s effort comes in the form of Heavy In Your Arms, a dark and brooding number that wouldnâ€™t have sounded out of place on her debut album Lungs.
My Love comes from Australian sensation Sia, a very different offering when compared with Florenceâ€™s Eclipse contribution. Itâ€™s a delicate, orchestral ballad that shows just why she is in such high demand as a songwriter these days.
It sounds a bit like another song I know in certain places, but I just can’t put my finger on what it is…
Bat For Lashes doesn’t just appear as a solo act on her offering, she has enlisted the help of alternative singer/songwriter Beck.
Haunting vocals from both performers (Natasha Khan was responsible for the lyrics) adds to the powerful electronic backing music (which naturally Beck was in charge of).