Interview With Breaking Dawn Soundtrack Artist Ryan from Sleeping at Last

Twilightish has a really great interview up with Ryan from Sleeping at Last.

So you’ve seen the movie. How did you feel about your song’s placement in the film?

Ryan: I was totally, totally blown away. With all film projects, especially something as secretive and big as Twilight they’re very careful with what they tell you in terms of what scene it will be in. Things change so frequently and they told me it might be in or around the wedding scene and it might be in the first love scene during the honeymoon. So when I saw it for the first time at the premiere it was insanely special. With TV and film placements you never know if your song will play for 7 seconds or if it’s going to be playing in the background from far away. There are placements that are like that and it’s still a huge honor but to be placed in a scene so special and that has no dialogue over it is such a dream come true for me.

How did you feel about the audience’s reaction?

Ryan: Oh my gosh, it couldn’t have been more amazing. I mean, the group of people at the premiere was so intense and passionate about Twilight so it couldn’t have been a better audience to see it with for the first time.

Since you didn’t see the film prior to writing the song, did you know what you wanted to write the song about? 

Ryan: I watched all 3 of the previous films back-to-back and I knew from friends who had read the story where the relationships were going and obviously I knew a wedding was going to happen so I wrote the song from Edward’s perspective. I tried to imagine what that might sound like; those relationships maturing and developing. I really liked Edward’s character. I was totally Team Edward from the first film on.

See the rest on Twilightish.


  1. I am so very pleased with the choice of song for the honeymoon scene. They could have gone the bow-chicka-wow-wow direction, but instead chose this lovely vulnerable song, which ascribed real beauty to the scene. It’s also the first time I’ve been comfortable with someone other than Stephenie Meyer writing in Edward’s “voice”. Ryan really gets it. Bravo Sleeping At Last!

  2. I’m absolutly obsessed with Turning Page! I’ve been since November 18! haha its such a perfect, beautiful, romatic, AMAZING song! Sleeping At Last you are awsome! It fit in so perfectly with both scenes! I love it! (:

    • lindcy camille orlanda says:

      me too!!!!!!!i really love turning page,,the song is really meant for edward and mesmerizing!!!!!a one of a kind so thank you for writing it….

  3. I get all watery-eyed (or full on cry) every time I hear this song. It is so heart-breakingly beautiful and completely captures Edwards feelings. I’m not sure if Ryan realized the significance, but I love that there is a feather reference in the song 🙂 SO PERFECT!

  4. Lynne Stringer says:

    I love Turning Page. It’s my favourite song on the soundtrack. It speaks in Edward’s voice in every line. I’m so pleased to hear that this was Ryan’s idea from the start. It’s such a beautiful song.

  5. ashamed almost to ask this, but….has anyone made a list of what scene the soundtrack songs are in? As the article mentioned sometimes, so short or in background. I’ve located some but not all of the songs. Turning Page is one of favorites and fits so nicely with the scene.

  6. I have to say that this song is so beautiful, it gives me chills each time I hear it. I have tried to pick a song on each sound track that fits the story or the the book I should say. And for Breaking Dawn this one is it. Good job on such a meaningful and introspective song.

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