By James Montgomery
Paramore’s Hayley Williams has made no secret about her love for all things “Twilight,” posting photos of herself clutching the book and showing off fan-made T-shirts on the band’s official Web site. And “Twilight” stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Cam Gigandet and Taylor Lautner got to introduce the band (sort of) at this year’s VMAs.
Now, she’s taking that love to the next level.
Last week, Williams mentioned in a blog post that she and her bandmates were in a Nashville studio working on some tunes that had a “possible shot” at ending up on the “Twilight” soundtrack — and now, MTV News can confirm that the possibility has become a reality.
According to a spokesperson for their label, Paramore will have a pair of brand-new songs — “Decode” and a still-untitled second song — on the film’s soundtrack, which hits stores on November 4. Back in July, director Catherine Hardwicke revealed that a song from Muse (author Stephenie Meyer’s favorite band) will also be included.
” ‘Twilight’ is the first series of books I’ve ever read. I didn’t get into the ‘Harry Potter’ series, even though I love the movies,” Williams said in a statement. ” ‘Twilight’ really caught my attention and held it. I’m really excited to see the book adapted to film and excited that our band gets to be a part of the phenomenon.”
“Decode” is slated to be the first single from the soundtrack — which will be released on “Gossip Girl” music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas’ Chop Shop label, in conjunction with Atlantic Records — and the band will shoot a video for it next month. According to Williams, the song details the inner workings of the love affair between the series’ protagonists, Bella and Edward.
“I chose the title ‘Decode’ because the song is about the building tension, awkwardness, anger and confusion between Bella and Edward,” she said. “Bella is the only mind Edward can’t read, and I feel like that’s a big part of the first book and one of the obstacles for them to overcome. It’s one added tension that makes the story even better.”
The “Decode” video is scheduled to premiere in early November.
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