The [movie id="369195"]“Twilight”[/movie] universe’s favorite band is back — as if Stephenie Meyer and the creative minds behind the big-screen vampire franchise would have it any other way. [artist id="1191782"]Muse[/artist] is making it three-for-three when it comes to the vampire movie soundtracks, contributing the lead single off The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, “Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)” And now they’ve premiered the music video for the song.
The clip is relatively unadorned and simple, almost reminiscent of the music videos you’d regularly see on MTV back in the ’80s. The band plays in front of oversize screens, colored lights glow and mix around them and snippets of Edward, Bella and Jacob flash across the screen.
Muse’s “Neutron” track itself dropped on Monday, and MTV premiered a 30-second chunk of the video last week, but this is the first time fans have had the chance to check out the nearly four-minute visual in its entirety.
At the outset, the camera pans down to find lead singer Matthew Bellamy on the piano, as a single source of light projects hazy blues and reds behind him. “I was searching, you were on a mission,” he sings. “Then our hearts combined like a neutron star collision / I have nothing left to lose / You took your time to choose.”
Does any of that, by any chance, remind you of a certain girl caught between the affections of a vampire and a werewolf? Right! The video doesn’t show us a ton of fresh footage, but we do get a sense of story elements set to the tune of a brooding, epic rock song: There’s Edward and Bella in a field of flowers, there they are checking out her engagement ring and there goes a shirtless Jacob embracing the woman he loves. We also get the Volturi, the wolfpack and a quick close up nefarious Victoria.
That’s not to say there’s nothing new. By our estimation, among the first looks we get are Edward and Bella kissing in the field, a shot of the Cullen family together and Victoria running from the snapping jaws of two wolves. Check out the video for yourselves and let us know what we missed! The Eclipse soundtrack is due on June 8 and the movie hits theaters on June 30.
What did you think of the Muse video? Does it match the “Eclipse” story line well? Tell us in the comments!
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