British rockers Muse have released "Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)," the lead single fromThe Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack, out June 8, and if it sounds emotionally arresting and dramatic, well, there's good reason: singer/guitarist Matt Bellamy wrote the anthemic track after a breakup with his girlfriend.
"It was a song looking right back on that moment that you first
get with someone and everything feels like its going to go on
forever," he told BBC Radio 1, which debuted the track Monday.
"[It has a] kind of like a cheesy love sentiment."
"The Twilight people contacted us and were very keen to get a song for their film and I thought 'Why not?' " Bellamy added. "I might as well just get it out there because this song represents a bit of a difficult period for me in my life.""Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)" is classic Muse: arena-filling guitars, hammering rhythms, and Bellamy's operatic vocals. Channeling classic rockers Queen, the trio build the track to big crescendo around a series of piano movements: "Our hearts combined like a neutron star collision / We told each other with no trace of fear that / Our love would be forever / And if we die, we die together," sings Bellamy.
"Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)" is available now atiTunes and Amazon. Check out the single's Twilight-inspired cover art below, and to see a 30-second preview of its video, which premieres on Thursday, visit MTV.com.In addition to the former SPIN cover band Muse, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack features plenty other indie rock stars: Beck and Bat for Lashes (doing a duet), Metric, Muse, the Dead Weather, Florence & the Machine, Fanfarlo, Vampire Weekend, and Band of Horses all recorded original tracks for the upcoming third film in the vampire series. Check out the complete tracklist here.
Muse are set to premiere a brand new song this evening (May 17).
The band are set to release'Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)' tonight at 7.30pm (BST), after a 30-second teaser was recently posted on Muse.mu.
The song is the lead single from theThe Twilight Saga: Eclipsesoundtrack, released on June 8 and set to feature the likes of The Dead Weather, Florence And The Machineand Vampire Weekend.
You can hear the song on Zane Lowe's radio show tonight followed by NME Radio. The song will then be released digitally this evening.
A brand new Muse song will be released worldwide on Monday May 17th! The track, 'Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)' was written and recorded by the band earlier this year and has been chosen to be the lead single from the soundtrack of the forthcoming Twilight film 'Eclipse'.
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