Sleeping At Last’s song “Turning Page” is featured on the upcoming Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1 Soundtrack, which will be released on November 8th. Complete soundtrack listing is available here.
The band is composed of solo artist Ryan O’Neal (voice, guitars, piano). A few of their songs have been featured on the ABC television show, “Private Practice.” Ryan just finished up his latest project called “Yearbook”, where he released three new songs a month for an entire year to collect into a 36 song/12 EP album (more info on Yearbook here).
We were happy to interview Sleeping At Last by email before they hit the road as part of the travelling Twilight promotion effort. Sleeping at Last will be performing in San Francisco, Salt Lake City and Los Angeles on the Twilight Tour (list of shows here).
Photo courtesy Jeremy Cowart.
Pattinson Post: How would you describe your music?
Sleeping at Last: that should be such an easy question to answer, but i always seem to stumble over it! i’ll give it my best shot though… my music is sometimes on the gentler side of things. it features a rotating cast of different instruments.. from guitars, drums and bass instrumentation to pianos, banjos, ukeleles, and lots of orchestral instruments as well. i love strings! so strings find their way often into my songs. i’d say the genre fits somewhere in between indie, folk and alternative. aside from that, i just try to write very personal songs.
PP: You wrote “Turning Page” exclusively for the soundtrack. How did that happen?
SAL: yes! i wrote “turning page” a few months back, as a hopeful submission for the film. it’s a love song! i watched the 3 previous films back to back and did a bit of research on what’s to come in the story… and gave it my best shot! i couldn’t believe it when i found out that it was chosen! there was a few months that went by after i submitted the song and i hadn’t heard any word on it, so when i heard the news, only a little while ago now, it was all completely surreal… still shocked. i just feel so extremely privileged to be a part of the twilight saga, and am so grateful to the folks behind the scenes for giving this song a home in their film. i cannot wait for the soundtrack and film to release and for folks to hear it!
PP: Did you know what part of the movie the song would be used for and can you tell us what that is?
SAL: as you probably know, the twilight world is very understandably secretive, so i’m not entirely sure where the song will be placed! BUT i do know that an instrumental version of “turning page” will be in one scene and the regular version of the song will be in another! it was announced a little bit ago that the instrumental version appears as a bonus track on the deluxe version of the soundtrack, in addition to the regular version! so needless to say, i’m out of my mind excited!
PP: We know you’re Team Edward. What do you like about Edward and Rob Pattinson?
SAL: it’s true.. i’m team edward.. don’t get me wrong, team jacob-ers.. werewolves are super cool, BUT vampires? come on. as for what i like about edward.. i appreciate his gentleman-ness, seriousness and overall vampire-ness. as for rob himself, although i have’t met him, he seems like a good guy and he does a fantastic job at being edward – i will also say that his acting in water for elephants was quite superb! plus, i like his singing voice. i’ve only heard a song or two, but was very surprised by the soulful voice he has. very talented fellow, that mr. pattinson!
PP: You are part of the Twilight Tour with other soundtrack artists Christina Perri, Lucy Schwartz and Aqualung. How did you get that honor?
SAL: i’m not sure, but i’m so so excited about it!! couldn’t be more thrilled! what a privilege to get to meet some of the cast and to play some songs for twilight fans! cannnnot wait.
PP: Several Twilight stars will be on the tour,including Peter Facinelli, Jackson Rathbone, Nikki Reed, Kellan Lutz and Elizabeth Reaser. If you get to meet them, who would you be most excited to see?
SAL: so excited to meet all of them, of course! but if i HAD to choose… i think it’ll be cool to meet ”alice,” (aka ashley greene) since she can see into the future and all. that would be a handy skill to have… i hope she can meet me.
PP: Will you attend the L.A. Premiere of the movie?
SAL: gosh, that’d be super amazing – i sure hope to!! cannot wait to see the movie!
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