Shooting The Moon

Album: The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
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Songfacts®:

  • 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 examiner.com: "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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