British rockers Muse have released “Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever),” the lead single from The 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.” [Via Gigwise]
“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 at iTunes 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.
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