Robert Pattinson says ‘Twilight Saga’ soundtracks were “quite ahead of their time”

Muse, The Killers and Paramore all featured in the vampire teen movies

Twilight star Robert Pattinson has admitted that the soundtracks to the vampire movies “were ahead of their time’.

The original 2008 movie featured tracks such as ‘Supermassive Black Hole’ by Muse along with Paramore‘s ‘Decode’ and ‘I Caught Myself’. Later soundtracks embraced songs by The Killers, The Black Keys, The Dead Weather, and Florence + The Machine.

“It genuinely does have an incredibly good soundtrack,” Pattinson told USA Today. “I completely forgot, but the soundtracks were quite ahead of their time.”


There were five hugely popular Twilight films released between 2008 and 2012.

Pattinson also said he was surprised that a second wave of fans have recently latched on to the vampire teen movies.

“It seems like with younger people in their late teens, early 20s, it’s sort of become quite a hip thing to like,” he added. “It’s a fascinating second wave of people appreciating it, which is kind of cool. I think when anything becomes a massive phenomenon, there’s always people who get annoyed because it’s just everywhere. But now it seems like a retro thing: the soundtrack, the fashion. It’s like, ‘Oh, that’s so late 2000s.'”

Meanwhile, Pattinson recently revealed how he was locked in a room to read the script for Christopher Nolan’s next movie.


The Twilight star has been cast in the acclaimed director’s next film alongside Elizabeth Debicki and John David Washington.

Pattinson’s collaboration with Nolan marks their first time working together, and a return to mainstream films after opting to work with experimental directors such as David Cronenberg.