The music video for Bruno Mars' new song, “It Will Rain” featured on the soundtrack for “Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part 1” has finally premiered and it exceeds expectations.
I don't know what's more perfect: Bruno Mars' awesome hair, his ability to pull off a pea coat, or his music? I'm going to say “all of the above” and that this latest music video does not disappoint.
The video was released on MTV this morning and much like the Twilight films themselves, is a dark and dreamy portrait of love. The video featuring Mars and his love interest caught up in the mess of a break-up while looking back at all the “good times.”
The video did not get caught up in theatrics, but rather, we as an audience get to peek into the complicated love of Bruno and his girl until the relationship runs it's course and Bruno is alone, writing a song about the how “there will be no sunshine” once he loses this love.
As rain pours down outside, the video intercuts clips from the honeymoon scene from the new Twilight Breaking Dawn film. We see Bruno and his girl side by side with Bella and Edward, it's all very romantic and depressing at the same time as we know the inevitable fate of Bruno and his love interest. Because unlike vampires, Bruno's love doesn't live forever.
The entire Twilight Saga: Break Dawn Part 1 soundtrack is currently available in stores and on itunes. The soundtrack also features tracks from artists like Christina Perri, Iron & Wine, Hard-Fi, Mia Maestro, The Joy Formidable and Theophilus London to name a few. The song to be played as the “Wedding March” is actually “Flightless Bird, American Mouth” by Iron & Wine.
Bruno says that watching scenes from Breaking Dawn inspired him to finish the track.
“I started writing ['It Will Rain'] a little bit on tour. I was just writing to write. I never finished it.”
But then, as fate would have it, he saw some clips from Breaking Dawn.
“The opportunity came up to go see some scenes in Breaking Dawn. When I saw a couple of the scenes I was like 'That song I started might be perfect for this'…I've seen a couple of things. I might have seen them get married,” admits the singer.
The video just premiered today and the film doesn't even open until Friday November 18, but already “It Will Rain” is rising up the music charts. Since it's debut at the end of September, the song is #12 on Billboard's “Hot 100” chart and top 15 at various Top 40 radio stations.