Katy Perry, Goldfrapp, and Sky Ferreira will all contribute songs to the soundtrack of Vampire Academy, the much-anticipated upcoming film based on the book series by Richelle Mead. Vampire Academy – the movie – will hit theaters on February 14, 2014 and the soundtrack will be released by Universal Music Enterprises a few days earlier on February 11th.
Other artists featured on the Vampire Academy soundtrack include Iggy Azalea, Natalia Kills, Au Revoir Simone, Jaymes Bullett, Max Frost, Bear In Heaven, Rainy Milo, and CHVRCHES. CHVRCHES contribution to the soundtrack is a self-produced exclusive track of the Bauhaus cover “Bela Lugosi’s Dead.” “’Bela Lugosi’s Dead’ is a genre defining classic. It was equal parts thrilling and daunting to attempt a reworking of such an incredible song,” explained the indie group, commenting on their Vampire Academy track. We can only hope that we did The Count proud.”
“I think we all felt a big responsibility to capture the spirit of the books with the songs that were chosen,” said Howard Paar, music supervisor. “I hope everyone has as much fun listening to the soundtrack as we did making it.”
And director Marc Waters said, “I had happily planned a career as a doctor when I first saw The Hunger in the early eighties. I was immediately enraptured by it and its unforgettable use, in the classic opening sequence, of the seminal Bauhaus song, ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead.’ I saw the movie again the next day and, by the end of the week, I no longer wanted to be a doctor.
If and when my journey as a filmmaker took me down the dark alley of the Vampire genre, I knew I’d want to pay homage to The Hunger, Bauhaus, and ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’ in a way that took it all to another level. It was remarkable good luck we could hitch onto the comet that is CHVRCHES. I dare anyone to try walking out on the closing credits when their version of Bela is playing!”
Vampire Academy Soundtrack List
“In Your Grave” by Jaymes Bullet (unreleased)
“Red Lips” by Sky Ferreira
“Nice and Slow” by Max Frost
“Thea” by Goldfrapp
“Boys Don’t Cry” by Natalia Kills
“Bounce” by Iggy Azalea
“Sinful Nature” by Bear In Heaven
“Think About It” by Naughty Boy
“Rats” by Rainy Milo (unreleased)
“Spiritual” by Katy Perry
“Crazy” by Au Revoir Simone
“Bela Lugosi’s Dead” by CHVRCHES
The Vampire Academy Plot:
St. Vladimir’s is like any boarding school — it’s got cute boys, gossip queens, and a strict curfew, but that’s only because when you’re a vampire the sun is annoying. Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch), is the 17-year-old half human/half vampire guardian of her best friend, Princess Lissa Dragomir (Lucy Fry), the last in line to become queen of the Vampire Moroi. Someone or something wants Lissa dead. To keep her alive, Rose will have to keep her hormones in check and actually learn from her hot guardian instructor Dimitri. Only then will she be able to fight off crazed vampires, deadly fire-spells, and murderous psi-hounds. If you thought high school was cut throat….
– Exclusive Interview with Richelle Mead
-Posted by Rebecca Murray
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