New Moon Soundtrack Songs
The "New Moon Soundtrack" songs are all original creations by the artists. "Twilight" music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas chose what songs went on the "New Moon Soundtrack" and she selected ones that perfectly fit the movie. A variety of artists were chosen to pen original songs for the soundtrack, while other songs were chosen because Patsavas thought they fit the movie. The "New Moon Soundtrack" songs were created by both well known and up and coming artists.
- "Possibility" by Lykke Li. Singer-songwriter Lykke Li wrote this song specifically for the 2009 "New Moon Soundtrack." She got to see an advance screening of "New Moon" in order to pen an original song. Lykke Li wrote "Possibility" on the piano a couple of weeks after seeing the movie. It is the longest song on the "New Moon Soundtrack."
- "Shooting The Moon" by Ok Go. Before having a song on the soundtrack, Ok Go already knew "Twilight New Moon" author Stephenie Meyer because they played a show at one of her book-launch parties. According to the band, Stephenie Meyer would sometimes listen to their music while she was writing. "Shooting The Moon" is featured on the 2009 "New Moon Soundtrack," and Ok Go's second edition of their album "Of the Blue Colour of the Sky."
- "Meet Me On the Equinox" by Death Cab For Cutie. This song was the first single off the "New Moon Soundtrack." The band wrote the song to reflect endings and beginnings, which mirrors what the "New Moons" main characters go through in the movie. Since lead vocalist and songwriter Ben Gibbard never read the book, he wrote the lyrics based around the tone of the "Twilight" series. This song was written specifically for the "New Moon Soundtrack."
- "Hearing Damage" by Thom Yorke. Radiohead vocalist Thom Yorke wrote an original song for the "New Moon Soundtrack." He created the song as a solo artist, and it has only been featured on the soundtrack. This is not the first time Thom Yorke's music has been featured in a "Twilight" movie because his band Radiohead's song "15 Step" played during the end credits of "Twilight."
- "Rosalyn" by Bon Iver and St. Vincent. This "New Moon Soundtrack" song was a collaboration between the indie band Bon Iver's front man, and singer songwriter Annie Clark, who performs under the name St. Vincent. They recorded "Rosalyn" with both singing vocals in a stripped-down manner. They recorded the song for fun, but upon hearing it the "New Moon" music supervisor wanted to use it for the soundtrack.