Robert Pattinson's New Album May Rock More Than 'Breaking Dawn'

Team Edward fans, I don't want to pop a fang in your Cullen-shaped luftballoon or anything, but it seems Robert Pattinson may be thinking of leaving his Twilight days behind for a brand new gig. Namely, one that involves him crooning ever-so-sexily into your ear. Yeah, maybe this isn't such bad news after all.

The word on the street is that Pattinson is gearing up to pursue his first love, screaming throngs of hysterical teenage girls music. He's supposedly getting ready to record an album of original music, and unlike several other unfortunate actors-turned-musicians that come to mind (cough RUSSELL CROWE cough), I think he's actually got a pretty good chance.


I mean, he's guaranteed a certain level of success, given his insane popularity right now, but if you listen to Pattinson's voice on, say, this Van Morrison cover, it's really not half bad. He's got a soulful vibe I didn't expect at all. I'm just saying, if I went on looks alone I would have laid bets on him having a nasally indie Brit voice . . . sort of like the guy from Blur.

It's not too surprising that Pattinson's finally going to spend some time in the studio, since he's always been up front about how he'd like to focus on music. R-Patz previously recorded two songs, "Let Me Sign" and "Never Think" (which he co-wrote with friend Sam Bradley) for the Twilight soundtracks, and a source says he'll go back to his bluesy roots for the new album. The rumor is the album will be "guitar-based and drums, very organic-sounding, nothing pop. Like stripped-down Ray LaMontagne meets Van Morrison."

Back in 2008 Pattinson claimed he wasn't going to try and leverage a music career out of his acting work, saying:

I’ve never really recorded anything — I just played in pubs and stuff –- and I really didn’t want it to look like I was trying to cash in. I hope it doesn’t come across as that. I’m not going to be doing any music videos or anything. Music is my backup plan if acting fails. I don’t want to put all my eggs in one basket.

It sounds like he's revisited this stance, which seems like a smart move. If his passion is music, why not go for it? He's got the money and time to be able to invest in seeing this through, and if the album's a flop—well, who cares? He'll still be a hot commodity with a bright future in the big screen. In fact, now's the best time to test the musical waters, because his ongoing Breaking Dawn fame might just launch his new album into the stratosphere. Alternately, if it sucks, it'll be quickly forgotten in the All Edward All the Time frenzy. Genius!

Are you excited about the idea of Robert Pattinson making an album?

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