Just hours after it was announced that Bruno Mars‘ „It Will Rain“ would be the first single from the „Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1“ soundtrack, he was already talking about going to the movie’s premiere.
„Do I wear a Team Jacob shirt or a Team Edward shirt?,“ jokes the singer/songwriter. „You know what? I’m Team Bella all day.“
Co-written and produced with the Smeezingtons (Mars, Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine), Mars had been working on what would become „It Will Rain“ on the road before getting the call to contribute to the soundtrack. He says „after seeing the movie, I thought that it would be a perfect fit.“
„It Will Rain“ will be released globally on Sept. 27, for sale exclusively via iTunes (save for in the U.K., which will get the song in early November). On Sept. 26, the full tracklist for the Summit/Chop Shop/Atlantic album, due Nov. 8, will be revealed.
Mars says that „the ‘Twilight’ movies for me (are) a love story. But it’s a dark love story. And I think the best way to describe the song is: it’s the darker side of love. I think that pretty much sums it up.“
„It Will Rain“ „started off with me and the guitar,“ Mars says, „and I just had this melody in my head and basically laid it down after I saw the film.“
Lucky Mars got to see „most of the movie“ so he „could catch the vibe and feel where they were going with it.“ But, he doesn’t know (or won’t divulge) where the song will be heard in the film itself. „I have no idea! As long as it’s not after the credits. I hope it’s in a good (scene)!“
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