Saturday, July 25, 2009

'New Moon' Could Include Songs From Australian Songstress Lee Safar

Though "New Moon" director Chris Weitz confirmed at Comic-Con that Thom Yorke and Bon Iver will contribute songs to the sequel's soundtrack, the track list remains far from complete. One artist dazzling the "Twilight" fandom is Australian singer Lee Safar, whose "I'm Here" has been a rumored contender for the "New Moon" LP. MTV News spoke with Safar, who confirmed that "I'm Here" is being considered and revealed exclusively that a second song is also in contention.

The second track, "Take Me Away," is an unreleased recording from Safar's upcoming album and was produced by Linkin Park collaborator Jeff Blue. Safar described the song as dark and powerful, and said it resonates well with Bella's lovesick werewolf BFF.

"It very much explores the pain that Jake feels from loving Bella, while having to stand by and watch her pain and not be able to love her the way he wants to love her," Safar explained.

A self-proclaimed "massive fan" of the "Twilight" saga, Safar's introduction to the series was a pure stroke of luck. While staying at a friend's home in London, Safar passed along a copy of her debut album Who I've Become to a fellow houseguest, who felt her music's ethereal vibe would be a perfect fit for a certain vampire romance.

"He said, 'I'm going to take you to see something today. This movie needs your music in it. Have you seen "Twilight"?' I told him that I hadn't even heard of it, but was intrigued. We went that day and saw the movie and I was immediately obsessed. I could identify with so many of the characters in 'Twilight.' "

With the help of her new friend, Safar's songs caught the attention of U.K. "Twilight" vlogger Emma Clark, who posted them to her YouTube account. The tunes garnered 4,000 hits in 24 hours, with fans commenting in droves on which of Safar's tracks would be a perfect for "New Moon." Safar is now working with a L.A.-based attorney to get one, if not both, songs included in the sure-to-be blockbuster.

You can listen to Safar's track "I'm Here" on her MySpace page.

Check in later with Hollywood Crush to read our full interview with Safar.

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