Twilighters got their first taste of the "New Moon" soundtrack this past weekend as Death Cab for Cutie's "Meet Me On The Equinox" debuted on MTV.com during the racuous-as-ever Video Music Awards. And while we're eagerly anticipating tracks from Radiohead, Muse and Band of Skulls, one voice we won't be hearing on the sequel's album is Australian songstress Lee Safar.
Lee, who launched a grass-roots campaign earlier this year to include two of her songs—"I'm Here" and "Take Me Away"—on the soundtrack, has been advised by Summit that she will not be featured on the album. Lee fans should not storm the studio's offices just yet though, as she has been asked to submit a song for consideration on the follow-up "Eclipse" soundtrack.
In an e-mail statement Lee said:
Summit have advised my team that while they are more than impressed with the songs and with my fan base, the music that was submitted did not fit the overall tone of the soundtrack and won't be used for "New Moon." Summit continues to deal directly with my team, both here in Australia and in LA, and have requested that we submit a never-before-heard "Lee Safar" original track for the "Eclipse" soundtrack. To further solidify the relationship between the Lee Safar brand and the "Twilight" franchise, I have been booked for the Official "Twilight" Tour here in Australia next month and will be the only artist performing on this tour. I will be doing press, TV and radio alongside the "New Moon" stars Kellan Lutz, Chaske Spencer, Charlie Bewley and Tinsel Korey.
Lee also said that she will be posting a video to her YouTube account advising fans of the decision.
What do you think about Lee Safar not being on the "New Moon" soundtrack? Are you hoping she'll be tapped for "Eclipse"?