[artist id="1191782"]Muse[/artist] already provided one of the musical high points for the first “Twilight” film when their “Supermassive Black Hole” played during the vampire baseball scene. Now, singer Matt Bellamy has confirmed that Stephenie Meyer’s favorite band will do the honors again by providing a reworked tune from their new album, The Resistance, for the soundtrack of the film’s sequel, “New Moon.”
Speaking to MTV UK, Bellamy said that “New Moon” director Chris Weitz had spoken to him recently about doing a remix of the quirky piano tune “I Belong to You.”
“He wants a rendition of that, but the only thing with the new film is they want the songs to be exclusive to the film,” Bellamy said. “So he’s asking if I mind doing, or if we mind doing an alternative version of it.”
While a rep for Atlantic Records, which is releasing the “New Moon” soundtrack, did not confirm Bellamy’s announcement, he noted that the soundtrack’s lineup is expected to be announced Monday (September 21) on Meyer’s Web site.
Bellamy said the band is up to the challenge. “I think it’s all right. … If it was one of the main tracks on [our] album, I would never do it,” he said. “But it’s actually one of the weirder tracks on the album … one of the ‘can’t believe we got away with it’ kind of tracks. I think it might be worth giving it a go [because] it’s a track that might not get played live very often … so it might give that track some life that it wouldn’t have otherwise.”
The song starts out as a swooning piano ballad, before switching into a dramatic, 1940s-style Gallic weeper in which Bellamy croons in French. While they’ve released four albums and are playing stadiums in their native England, it was the placement of “Black Hole” in “Twilight” that helped Muse gain a foothold in the United States.
“It’s opened it up in some kind of way, millions of people listening to ‘Supermassive Black Hole’ that have probably never heard our band before, which is not a bad thing,” drummer Dominic Howard told MTV UK. “They have all gone bloody vampire mad over there. Seriously, it’s crazy!”
Muse rocked the VMAs in New York last week, and Bellamy said the performance of their new single, “Uprising,” was a nice introduction to what he hopes will be their new legion of Stateside fans. “That was pretty good — we got to do our own little concert … that kind of doubled up as an album-launch concert.”