Stephenie Meyer is hoping to strike franchise gold again next week when “The Host” is unveiled. Directed by Andrew Niccol, it’s another supernatural tale with a beautiful young girl caught between two L.L. Bean models as the fate of the world or something hangs in the balance. And while the “Twilight” soundtracks openly courted hip, indie acts, the tunes collected for “The Host” don’t quite reach the heights of the songs for the vampire series that managed to snare folks like Thom Yorke and Vampire Weekend.
Instead, more up and comers feature here, with Skylar Grey contributing “Slowly Freaking Out,” Ellie Goulding dishing “Hanging On” while “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons gets a remix. Rounding things out are a variety of acts that haven’t exactly been on our radar, but the ten track disc is kicked by composer Antonio Pinto‘s “Soul Outside” from his score to the movie.
The soundtrack will drop on March 26th, giving you plenty of time to prepare — musically, anyway — before the movie opens on March 29th. Check out the full details below.