Iron and Wine’s somber yet romantic “Flightless Bird, American Mouth” first appeared on Sam Beam and company’s 2007 album The Shepherd’s Dog. The perfect song for love so intense it hurts, the track then made its way onto the soundtrack for the first Twilight film (and the cheesy prom scene).
Now, with the world’s most famous shiny vampire series beginning its swan song, the ode gets turned with a reimagined version. Set to appear on the soundtrack for the series’ second to last film, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, “Flightless Bird, American Mouth (Wedding Version)” is less about the pain of longing and more about the celebration of love itself. The track’s still got a decidedly lonesome sound to it, but there’s also something quaint and folksy to it. Even if you like your vampires less brooding, the song should stir up emotions in even the least romantic of hearts. Check out a music video for the song below (via VH1).
Beginning at 7:30 a.m. PDT on Saturday, October 29th, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Soundtrack will stream on the film’s Facebook page for 24 hours. The soundtrack then hits stores November 8th via Atlantic Records. Other artists on the release include Bruno Mars, Noisettes, Theophilus London, and more; peep the entire tracklist below.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Soundtrack Tracklist:
01. The Joy Formidable – Endtapes
02. Angus & Julia Stone – Love Will Take Youu
03. Bruno Mars – It Will Rain
04. Sleeping At Last – Turning Page
05. The Features – From Now On
06. Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
07. Theophilus London – Neighbors
08. The Belle Brigade – I Didn’t Mean It
09. Noisettes – Sister Rosetta (2011 Version)
10. Cider Sky – Northern Lights
11. Iron & Wine – Flightless Bird, American Mouth (Wedding Version)
12. Imperial Mammoth – Requiem on Water
13. Aqualung & Lucy Schwartz – Cold
14. Mia Maestro – Llovera
15. Carter Burwell – Love Death Birth