In case you haven’t heard, Bruno Mars just came out with a new single, Let it Rain (video at the bottom of this entry). It is the first single from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Soundtrack to be released, and it was specifically written for this film – which, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past six years, should be pretty clear from the lyrics of the song.
Now, I’m extremely partial in this matter, because I’m obviously wild about twilight, and I also happen to love Bruno Mars – so of course I love the song. Strictly lyrically speaking, I adore the song. I love the reference to morphine, which is very appropriate. The reference to religion and Bella’s parents are also rightfully there. For the most part I think it seems like Bruno has done his homework. He nailed the feeling of desperation and commitment that is no doubt a big part of Bella and Edwards relationship, both lyrically, musically and simply by using his own anguished voice.
Still, there is a but. I can’t quite see where in the movie this song would fit in. We all know that Edward is a troubled soul, but the whole idea with Breaking Dawn is that they (Bella and Edward) are finally certain of their relationship, and they just KNOW that they will always be together. This is why I don’t think the excruciating desperation for Bella not to leave him is a hundred percent appropriate for a song in this film. Sure, the lyrics of any song can’t always match the sentiment of the scene in it’s entirety, but keeping in mind that the song was specifically written and composed for this film, I think it is a little too intense.
Don’t get me wrong, I know they are like totally co-dependent, and would die if they ever were without the other, and that they would do anything for each other. Still, at this point, they KNOW that’s not going to happen, and it’s not even a question. In fact, the most desperate parts of this song remind me more of Bella during New Moon than anything else.
Anyways, like I said at first, I really like this song, and depending on what scene they put it in, it could be really freakin’ good! I guess we’ll all just all have to wait and see.
Only 50 more days, and we will see more of this!