Buzznet interviewed New Moon soundtrack artist, Ok Go’s Damian Kulash, about their song ‘Shoot the Moon’.
Buzznet: What is the inspiration behind “Shooting The Moon” on the New Moon soundtrack?
Damian: The song is about an astronaut involved in a conspiracy. I am not personally a doubter re: the US moon landing, but the story fascinates me. The story, that is, that would be, were the conspiracy theory true. One of the most iconic heros of all time would have to live with the guilt. He’d have to keep such a heavy, terrible secret: that this huge historical watershed was a cynical lie. As the basis of a song, it let me get at a feeling that I otherwise have a hard time describing, the feeling of dread and conviction at the same time. Of wanting to say it’s going to be OK, when in fact it probably isn’t. It’s a feeling I have a lot. The hero knows the only way to make things better in the long run is to unleash this awful truth which is going to break everyone’s heart.