Billboard.com talked to Bruno Mars after the announcement of It Will Rain on the Breaking Dawn Part 1 Soundtrack.
“Do I wear a Team Jacob shirt or a Team Edward shirt?,” jokes the singer/songwriter. “You know what? I’m Team Bella all day.”
Co-written and produced with the Smeezingtons (Mars, Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine), Mars had been working on what would become “It Will Rain” on the road before getting the call to contribute to the soundtrack. He says “after seeing the movie, I thought that it would be a perfect fit.”
“It Will Rain” will be released globally on Sept. 27, for sale exclusively via iTunes (save for in the U.K., which will get the song in early November). On Sept. 26, the full tracklist for the Summit/Chop Shop/Atlantic album, due Nov. 8, will be revealed.
Mars says that “the ‘Twilight’ movies for me (are) a love story. But it’s a dark love story. And I think the best way to describe the song is: it’s the darker side of love. I think that pretty much sums it up.”
“It Will Rain” “started off with me and the guitar,” Mars says, “and I just had this melody in my head and basically laid it down after I saw the film.”
Lucky Mars got to see “most of the movie” so he “could catch the vibe and feel where they were going with it.” But, he doesn’t know (or won’t divulge) where the song will be heard in the film itself. “I have no idea! As long as it’s not after the credits. I hope it’s in a good (scene)!”
Mars says that “It Will Rain” is intended just for the “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” soundtrack and not for his own on-the-horizon second album. “I personally think if I did this for the ‘Twilight’ soundtrack, then this is for the ‘Twilight’ soundtrack,” he says. “This is not for my album.”
His first album, “Doo-Wops & Hooligans,” debuted and peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 in 2010 and has sold 1.3 million copies in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan. The first two “Twilight” soundtracks hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200, while the third, “Eclipse,” reached No. 2 last year. Collectively, they have shifted 4.5 million in the U.S.
Could we possibly see a collaboration in the future between Mars and “Twilight” star Robert Pattinson? The latter has been in the news after rumors started swirling about how he was working on his own album.(Turns out, he’s not “working on an album right now.”)
Don’t rule it out: “Why not?,” Mars says. “I’m down for anyone that wants to work and thinks I can contribute.”
Team Bella! Hale yes Bruno! Dark side of love! I really can’t wait to hear it next week!10 Comments
Entire Tracklist For Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Soundtrack Will Be Announced On September 26
The entire tracklist from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Motion Picture Soudtrack will be announced on Monday September 26th!
Bruno Mars is making it “Rain” for the newest “Twilight Saga” film installment.
The singer/songwriter is the first confirmed artist for “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack,” with the exclusive new track “It Will Rain.” The song will be revealed and up for sale on Sept. 27, same day as the soundtrack pre-sale, and the day after another massive unveiling.
The entire tracklist for the “Breaking Dawn” set will become available on the “Twilight Saga” Facebook page and Twitter on Monday (Sept. 26).
Mars made the announcement on his own website, with the single artwork.
Just this week, rumors began to swirl that the film’s co-star Robert Pattinson would be contributing music to the soundtrack. As we previously surmised, Muse may contribute again, considering the British band contributed tracks to all of the other sets.
And if Summit/Chop Shop/Atlantic want to keep a trend going, every song on “Breaking Dawn – Part 1″ will be an exclusive contribution, meaning they’re songs or remixes unavailable anywhere else.
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” will be released on Nov. 8.
I can’t wait to see the artists on the soundtrack! Who do you hope will be on the soundtrack? Please, for the love of things Twilight, let Rob & 100 Monkeys be on the soundtrack. Pretty please!!! With sugar on top!!14 Comments
Bruno Mars It Will Rain is the first song announced from the Breaking Dawn Part 1 Soundtrack! I can’t wait to hear it!
Who’s excited for this???
I FLOVE Bruno Mars!
We’ll be able to hear it on Tuesday-
“It Will Rain” will be available worldwide* exclusively on iTunes this Tuesday, September 27th.
*UK single will be available October 31st.
The soundtrack album will be available everywhere November 8th.
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Removed the YT video. It wasn’t the song.69 Comments