Lykke Li’s ‘New Moon’ Song Mixes Love, Death And Robert Pattinson!

October 12, 2009

As most of us know by now, Lykke Li is contributing her song “Possibility” to the New Moon Movie soundtrack. I, for one, am excited. The 20 second snippet of the song I heard was great! I can’t wait to hear the rest.
Lucky for MTV, they had the chance to interview Lykke, where she gave us some info on her contribution to the soundtrack. Here are some highlights:

“Everyone kept asking me if I wanted to do it, how [the song] was going, when would I have it finished, and I was like, ‘Eh, I don’t know, maybe I’ll do it, maybe I won’t,’ ” she laughed. “I mean, I had heard of the ‘Twilight’ phenomenon, but I didn’t read the books or watch the first movie or anything. I mean, I’m Swedish.”

She’s not trying to sound glib. That’s just how the 23-year-old Li works. She found fame and acclaim (more so back home than abroad, but who’s counting?) with her 2008 album Youth Novels, a simmering, sexy disc that built indelibly unique pop music out of sources both organic (handclaps, foot stomps, etc) and mechanical (808s, theremins, etc.). She has since toured the world and spent much of her time trying to figure out what to do next. Writing a song for a very major Hollywood picture just didn’t seem to be in the cards.

Until she saw “New Moon,” that is. Then, suddenly, she was hooked.

“I stayed [in Los Angeles] and watched the movie, when it only had green screen on it. I had this hook in my mind, even before I saw the movie, and then I was watching it, and I was like, ‘That’s the hook!’ ” she said. “So it was very much like a discovery, inside myself and musically. I had this song growing inside of me that I had to get out, and [the film] was the trigger. Because I really connected with Bella and Edward’s tortured love story.”

You can read the entire interview here!

(Thanks to TwilightersAnonymous!)

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