Pre-ordering for the soundtrack launched today on iTunes and when you purchase the album, you’ll also receive four extra songs: Lupe Fiasco’s “Solar Midnite,” The Magic Numbers And Amadou & Mariam’s “All I Believe In,” APM Orchestra’s-Die Fledermaus’s “Duettino: Ach, ich darf nicht hin zu dir” and Ulf Bastlein’s “Wandrers Nachtlied II, Op. 96, No. 3, D.768,” in addition to the music video for Death Cab for Cutie’s “Meet Me On The Equinox”. Along with your iTunes order, you’ll receive an immediate download of Anya Marina’s track “Satellite Heart.”
Anya debuted her melancholy ditty yesterday on her MySpace page, and we’re digging it. Our first impressions of the soundtrack’s sixth song? To be honest, we giggled! The opening lines—So pretty/so smart/what a waste of a young heart/What a pity/what a sham/what’s the matter with your man?—sound like they came straight from the wolf’s mouth, no? In my opinion, this is a “Jacob song” for sure. Anya’s whispery vocals and plucky guitar playing make this quiet song the perfect backdrop for a tender Bella- Jacob moment, methinks.
The track is nestled snugly between The Killers’ “A White Demon Love Song” and Muse’s “I Belong To You (’New Moon’ Remix),” and though we have yet to hear either track (you can listen to an un-remixed version of “I Belong To You” here), we bet Anya’s sweet song will be a bit of a palate cleanser between the two (likely) more rousing numbers.
“New Moon” is not the first soundtrack to feature Anya’s name in the liner notes. If you’re a fan of the soapy medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy,” you’ve likely heard her song “Miss Halfway” off of the second volume of the series’ Grammy-nominated soundtrack. It’s no coincidence Anya’s appeared on both albums, since they share the same musical supervisor—Alexandra Patsavas—who’s also known for her work on “The O.C.” and “Gossip Girl.”
Will you be pre-ordering the “New Moon” soundtrack on iTunes? What do you think of the newest “New Moon” track to debut?