Mutemath feature on Transformers: The Album
, performing "Transformers Theme." The album was released in conjunction with Transformers
, the 2007 action film directed by Michael Bay. Darren King revealed to us that Transformers
fans didn't take too well to Mutemath's musical contribution: "What happened was Michael Bay or whoever did those movies liked this Linkin Park-ish sounding version. But I think the record label, Warner Brothers, didn't like it, didn't think it sounded good enough for the album. So they asked us, 'Would you just do a version for the album?' It was a weird situation. Paul and I talked about it and we thought, There's a good chance we'll get made fun of for this. And sure enough, we did. I think the Transformers
fans were really not into something like what we did. It wasn't heavy enough. And I think if we can do it over again, we could have done it better. But I still enjoyed it. I had a blast doing that. The thing we agreed on is that if a 12-year-old Paul and Darren had heard that we had a chance to do a Transformers
theme and we passed on it, we would have been so angry at ourselves."
Mutemath wasn't done with big movie soundtracks: their song, "Spotlight
," gained popularity after it featured in the 2008 film, Twilight