Hayley Williams Explains Why Paramore Passed On ‘New Moon’ Soundtrack

Lead singer says they haven't ruled out 'Eclipse' contribution, 'if it feels genuine.'

Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams waved her Twilighter flag proudly when her band lent their pop-punk power in “Decode” to the “Twilight” soundtrack . But Williams said they actually turned down an offer to be on the “New Moon” disc.

“Honestly, I had a good time being a part of the first one,” she told MTV News on the red carpet of the People’s Choice Awards , where “Twilight” won four awards. “They asked us if we wanted to do the second one, and I said no. I didn’t want to force anything. They did come to us really early, like before they knew if they would use it. We wanted it to be genuine.”

Even though she didn’t contribute to it, Williams said she enjoyed the “New Moon” soundtrack. “I read all the books, except for the last chapter of ‘Breaking Dawn,’ so I won’t be giving up on all the movies,” she said. “I was really excited about the second soundtrack. I love Death Cab for Cutie and Bon Iver. I thought it was really good. I feel glad we were a part of the first movie.”

Considering how successful the soundtrack ended up being, does Hayley regret the decision? “No, because our record Brand New Eyes came out in September, and we’ve been promoting it nonstop,” she said. “So, I’ve been so busy and so excited about that. You can’t really regret anything. We’re doing fine.”

But Paramore haven’t ruled out participating in the soundtrack for the third “Twilight” installment, “Eclipse.”

“We’ll see what happens in the future,” Williams said. “I don’t know — if it feels genuine. If we write a song, and I feel like it goes with it, I wouldn’t turn it down, but I wouldn’t force it.”