Shooting The Moon

Album: The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
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  • This track from American rock band OK Go features on the soundtrack of the movie, New Moon. Frontman Damian Kulash told MTV News: "We're flattered. It's a really amazing set of bands. It's a huge deal. We grew up listening to the Pretty in Pink soundtrack, and I sort of feel like this New Moon soundtrack is like Pretty in Pink for the new generation - foxy female lead, the kind of loser guy who becomes a sexpot and of course the 1,000-year-old witch/vampire type."
  • Kulash told MTV News that the band have a bit of history with Twilight author Stephenie Meyer. "She asked us to play one of her book-launch parties," Kulash said. "She thanked us in the back of one of the books, because I guess she listens to our music a lot when she's writing. We feel a particular kinship with her, even though we've never met her."
  • The song is about an astronaut who's involved in a conspiracy and doesn't know what to do. Frontman Damian Kulash explained to "Imagine if you were the human that the world looked to, like the glammed hero who set foot on the moon and changed the geo-politics of the era; that singular human who was a huge part of history… and it was all a lie. The song was written from the point of view of an astronaut who wants to be the beacon of hope but still tell the truth."
  • This song was also included on the "Extra Nice Edition" of OK Go's third studio album, Of the Blue Colour of the Sky.


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