Now, don’t get me wrong.  I’m basically as clueless about this whole vampire thing as you can get.  However, that doesn’t mean that I can’t look beyond what is, without a doubt, a terrible, terrible fad and pull out a silver lining.  The silver lining is that while tweens across the world are crowding theatres for a glance at unnecessarily pale faces and an obscene amount of eyeliner, they will at least be subtly brainwashed into liking good music through a Clockwork Orange-esque modified Ludovico Technique.

The artist list for the soundtrack to the latest Twilight movie reads like a who’s who of trending artists: Metric, Fanfarlo, The Black Keys, Vampire Weekend, and Band of Horses to give a taste.  While admittedly the snob in me shudders a bit at the thought of armies of tweens playing these artists non-stop on their iPods, it is clearly good for the artists and is frankly a much better outcome than losing the tween musical zeitgeist to the likes of Justin Bieber.

Another one of the artists gracing the soundtrack is the incredibly powerful and fiery Florence + The Machine.  Her track, “Heavy In Your Arms” has become a recent favourite of mine through equal parts darkness, dramatics, and diva – a formula that’s success should be no surprise to existing fans of her music.  It seems designed for a soundtrack, and I mean that in a good way.  It would clearly have the ability to set mood and shape a scene without overpowering it, which I think is a hallmark of a great movie track.  Anyways, take a listen.

[mp3] Florence + The Machine – Heavy In Your Arms

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