I’m not asking you to embrace Muse, I’m asking Muse (the band) to embrace being part of the Twilight soundtrack. Goodness gracious, it is so sickening to see a band (that already is cool) fighting so hard to try and keep said “coolness” intact.
You have to take every opportunity you get over there [United States] and sometimes you have to sell your soul.
-Muse bassist, Chris Wolstenholme, talking to BBC Radio
You may have seen this, but basically what is happening is the band, (apparently) especially Wolstenholme, is ashamed they have a song on the soundtrack for the new Twilight movie, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.
Who cares? Just because Twilight is currently the biggest fad going, it does not mean you have “sold out” if you have somehow joined the cause. Oh, did I mention Muse has been on all three Twilight soundtracks? How does that cliche go? – Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. What happens next? I’m pretty sure if you’ve been fooled thrice, you’re simply doing it on purpose. Are they really just now becoming concerned with the cool factor?
I understand there is always a fine line to keeping your artistic integrity, but there is nothing wrong with expanding your audience and making money in the process.
And really, does anyone actually have artistic integrity anymore? Has anyone ever? Ok, probably a few, but you’ve probably never heard of them.
I genuinely believe Muse is shooting itself in the foot by trying to cover its tracks with Twilight. I have been a fringe fan for a while and I felt the Twilight connection was simply a boost to everything Muse had going on – nothing more, nothing less. The band is now bringing negative attention to the boon. Not smart.
Here’s the Muse song, “Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever),” from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.