It was pipped for Best Song at the MTV Movie Awards by Hannah Montana: The Movie’s “The Climb”, but “Decode” by Paramore has been blasting from the Boxwish sound system since its release last year. The song from the Tennessee rockers provided the anthem to Twilight and appeared in both full and acoustic versions on the film’s bestselling soundtrack along with another Paramore exclusive, “I Caught Myself” and hits from other top rock bands such as Linkin Park and Stephenie Meyer’s favourite, Muse. But according to the group’s drummer Zac Farro they’re not going to be repeating the trick for The Twilight Saga: New Moon.
Speaking to Billboard, the 18-year-old who celebrates his 19th birthday tomorrow, revealed: “It was really fun to be a part of that, and great exposure, but I think Twilight was it for us. We don’t want to seem like we’re trying to get in every single movie they put out.” He adds: “We don’t want to be, like, the vampire house band.”
The last comment echoes that of the movie’s star Robert Pattinson, who after contributing two songs to the Twilight soundtrack, “Never Think” and “Let Me Sign”, is also taking a break for the second instalment. Back in February he told America’s OK! magazine that the decision was because he “really didn’t want it to look like he was trying to cash in.”
This news of Paramore’s absence will surely upset fans that felt the synchronicity between Paramore and the Twilight saga was seamless and might cast doubts over other fan favourites appearing again such as Muse. But it does leave the door open to new artists ready and willing to leave their imprint on the movie. Any suggestions Boxwishers?
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