Thursday, 8 December 2011

Breaking Dawn Soundtrack

As i mentioned in my previous post, last week i went to see Breaking Dawn Part 1 and i have to admit that i've become a bit of a fanatic, sorry in advance for any extravagant proclaiming of my love for the film.
Firstly, i don't think anyone can deny that the soundtrack for each Twilight film so far has been exceedingly good and Breaking Dawn part 1 is no exception.  It's overflowing with beautiful melodies and gorgeous, dreamy voices with a mix of slow songs as well as upbeat tunes with an essence of rock-style guitar riffs.

The Joy Formidable  Endtapes
Angus & Julia Stone  Love Will Take You
Bruno Mars  It Will Rain
Sleeping At Last  Turning Page
The Features  From Now On
Christina Perri  A Thousand Years
Theophilus London  Neighbours
The Belle Brigade  I Didn't Mean It
Noisettes  Sister Rosetta (2011 Version)
Cider Sky  Northern Lights
Iron & Wine  Flightless Bird, American Mouth (Wedding Version)
Imperial Mammoth  Requiem On Water
Aqualung & Lucy Schwartz  Cold
Mia Maestro  Llovera
Carter Burwell  Love Death Birth

Sleeping At Last wrote a track exclusively for the film and it is such a beautiful love song for Bella and Edward with the lines "i've waited one hundred years but i'd wait a million more for you". The simplistic piano accompaniment allows the melody of the voice to shine through and i adore how the song gradually progresses through instruments and lyrics, resulting in a string build up with a gorgeously soft symbol crash for the lyrics "i surrender who i've been for who you are" to burst through. Just beautiful.
Another of my favourites on the soundtrack is Cold, a wonderfully melancholic song by Aqualung and Lucy Schwartz. Accompanied by quite a haunting slow trill on the piano, the lyrics reflect the film perfectly even referring to "the lion and lamb" at one point. As the song progresses, both the female and male voices drone over the piano and create a dreamy musical piece but yet it still has the tinge of sadness underneath.
In contrast to the previous ballads, there are a few upbeat rock-influenced songs for those wonderful action
 scenes when we can see Taylor with his top off (*celebratory wiggle*). Sister Rosetta kicks in with bass strumming and a sure-to-get-your-foot-tapping drum beat. The Noisettes are such a good band for those feel good songs that have such an English rocker feel to them.
Finally, the composition that people will instantly connect with Twilight, Carter Burwells Love Death Birth. Starting with a magical use of orchestral instruments, the percussion soon sets in to create a driven rhythm with bass notes pounding it along. After a string section solo this then transforms into a beautiful piano and guitar duet with the orchestra slowly starting to return as the paace quickens and the music changes into a much more sinister piece. On the back of a dip into a darker coloured sound, Bella's Lullaby resumes and the familiar piano solo is resonated and finishes off the wonderful piece with a pause as the listener drifts off with their imagination. Oh my, this would so immense to play with the wind orchestra i'm in.

Overall, the soundtrack reflects the film and the emotions that come with it perfectly. I can't wait till the last film comes out and i can buy the box set - yay!


  1. I loveeeeeeee the breaking dawn soundtrack so much, listening to the twilight series has introduced me to some amazing bands like the belle brigade and SIA (I loveeee SIA)

    I personally think the eclipse soundtrack is the best so far

  2. the twilight saga always had really good songs!!

  3. I'm not a fan of Twilight. At all.

    But I do love that Christina Perri song! :)


  4. Love the BD Soundtrack ! Can't stop listening.

    xoxo, M.

  5. I'm in love with Bruno's "It will rain" <3
    Hope you will visit my blog too and follow if you like.

  6. Thank-you for the comment my lovely, the soundtrack for the Twilight saga, is generally very good! I find the mass 'Twi-Hard' following, and terrible CGI rather off putting! But the books are so incredible and so was the wedding scene!


  7. Just spotted you're going to see Rizzle Kicks! So jealous, I'd love to see them :)

    sweet monday

  8. I really like the soundtrack for this film, but I think New Moon's soundtrack was probably the best of them so far x

  9. Oh god, this is so late, I'm so, so sorry, but happy birthday!! I've got my eye on the wagamamas cookbook too, I bloody love that restaurant. And I'm not the world's biggest fan of the twilight series, I don't hate it, but I don't love it like some of my friends x

  10. As much as I despise the Twilight franchise, I can't deny that the soundtracks are always perfect <3

  11. I have not hears it yet! :D

    ps: I´m following you now, I love good-looking blogs :D:D

  12. nice blog! maybe we can follow each other if you want? :)

  13. Im so inlove with breaking dawn.. glad your a fan


  14. wow you really love your music! this was so interesting :) i saw breaking dawn last week and i must say i didn't think it was good as the 2nd or 3rd film :/ maybe because i looove jacob and he wasn't in it nearly as much :/ and he didn't get his kit off :'( haha :P really interesting post though :) and thanks for your comment xxx

  15. i am about to youtube each of the songs!
    i have never been a fan of the movies, but the soundtracks are always amazing! xo

  16. I'm going to give some of these a listen - I saw breaking dawn last week and I had some of the music stuck in my head :P

  17. after reading this, i went out and bought the album - i love it to death!

  18. Turning page is my favourite track, such a beautiful song!

  19. that sleeping at last song guts me every time i hear it. that man knows how to write a melody!


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