The Breaking Dawn Part 2 soundtrack is akin to a sad goodbye to the film series that is fast coming to an end. The stars will soon be out in L.A. todayÂ—November 12thÂ—for the red carpet premiere. The film opens nationwide on Friday November 16th.
According to a report from The Huffington Post, ‘the soundtrack reflects a chocked up melancholia that lingers over the sound like dust over old boxes of family photos.’
The album delivers a soulful sound that veers a bit away from the mainstream. It will definitely appeal to the teens who have followed the film series since its inception and might gain a bit of an adult following as wellÂ—but probably not a huge one.
Green Day is a bit disappointing on this album. Expected to be the hit of the entire soundtrack, Forgotten is rather bland to say the least. Nikki Reed, who plays Breaking Dawn’s Rosalie Hale, sings with hubby and former American Idol contestant Paul McDonald. All I’ve Ever Needed is one of the better cuts from the album.
Christina Perri probably comes out on top of all the selections on the soundtrack. She reprises her song from the first Breaking Dawn soundtrack, A Thousand Years, with some new lyrics that fit the second Breaking Dawn.
The Huffington Post says the soundtrack is ‘a bit wailing, like a highly enjoyable mourning parade that performs at its own death.’
And that about sums it up. After the Twihard frenzy over the new film drops off, sales of the Breaking Dawn Part 2 soundtrack no doubt will as well, and with the exception of Christina Perri it’s pretty unlikely that any of the songs will make it to the top of the singles charts.
Fans can preview the soundtrack on Pandora Radio.
Will you be buying the soundtrack?
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