Singer says 'A Thousand Years,' her contribution to the 'Twilight' soundtrack, is 'about the simplest kind of love and a timeless love.'
By Jocelyn Vena
Christina Perri's video for her "Twilight" soundtrack tune, "A Thousand Years," hit the streets this week — in anticipation of all things "Breaking Dawn - Part 1" going down in November — and Twilighters won't be disappointed.
The video for the romantic tune is a mix of footage from the film, including the wedding scene and all that honeymoon hotness, as well as footage of Perri decked out in a gown, singing the passionate lyrics of the song while surrounded by candles.
MTV News was on the "A Thousand Years" video set, where the singer opened up about her fandom for "The Twilight Saga."
"I wrote [the song] for Edward and Bella in their perspective," Perri explained, calling the song "pretty, classical and simple." "It's the purest love song I think I could have possibly written. It's about the simplest kind of love and a timeless love.
"I've been a really big 'Twilight' fan for years. For me, it just has to do most with the love story between Edward and Bella. I feel like it's 'Romeo and Juliet,' and they just happen to be vampires and there's werewolves. I loved the story from day one."
Perri said that being such a "Twilight" fan makes having her song on the soundtrack that much more meaningful. "The fact that my dream came true ... still blows my mind, and I don't think I've fully processed it yet, even though we're on the set of the music video," she said. "I feel like maybe when we're at the premiere and I see it in the movie is when it'll really hit me because it just seems so dream-like. I feel so honored. It feels really epic."
The album hits stores November 8, just 10 days before the Bill Condon-directed "Breaking Dawn" opens November 18. A video for Bruno Mars' track, "It Will Rain," is slated to drop "in a couple weeks," Mars tweeted Monday. The last part of the "Twilight Saga," "Breaking Dawn - Part 2," opens November 2012.
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