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An impromptu performance by Robert Pattinson at a past London ‘Songs From a Room’ secret living room gig. One of the many ‘Sofarsounds’ events that showcase new artists and give musicians a chance to be heard in an intimate setting. Sofarsounds have recently launched their ‘Kickstarter’ donations appeal to give fans a unique way of supporting new artists and become part of their international movement.
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RobPattzNews had the opportunity to chat with Lee MacDougall and in the interview he spoke a bit about Robert Pattinson.
My friend Robert Pattinson told me about a movie he was making called “How To Be” and that he was to play a guy who was a bit of a super loser. He said the guy wanted to be a singer, but couldn’t really sing, and his girlfriend dumps him, and he is just generally a bit lost with his life and doesn’t really know where he’s going. I thought it sounded really funny, and a good idea for a song, and being both actors and musicians struggling to achieve a higher degree of success at the time, I think we could both identify a little with the character. I said that I was going to try and write the theme tune for the movie based on what he had told me and I went home and wrote it in a couple of days. I went back to his house and played it to everyone and everybody really liked it, so I gave Rob a CD to give to the people doing the movie. Unbeknown to us though, I think the soundtrack had already been selected and I was too late, so it never made the cut. I didn’t mind too much because soon after I started to play the song live and it got such a great reaction from the crowd that I just decided to keep it for myself. I always have to tell the story behind it when I play it because people still assume it’s about me! The amusing thing is, looking back at it though and how I felt at the time, I think it probably is semi-autobiographical.
You play gigs with Lizzy Pattinson once in a while, but fans want to know if you would you like to collaborate with Rob Pattinson musically in the future and have you ever played together?
Yes we have – but only if you count jamming on the piano in his living room! We’ve never done an actual gig together, although he did used to come and watch my shows in London. Rob is a really natural musician, he’s amazing on the piano – although he always claims he doesn’t really know what he’s doing, but I think he’s just very modest. We have quite different styles, but that can often produce the best results. Of course if the chance ever presented itself to collaborate I think it would be great, and a lot of fun.
Smoldering Twi-star Robert Pattinson has made no secret of his wish to have a music career. In fact he even got himself a slot on the Twilight soundtrack. Now Rob has opened up on his singing abilities, revealing he thinks his ‘depressing’ tracks will only become popular when he’s dead.
Despite wanting a music career, Rob has admitted he doesn’t think many people will like his intense songs, and doesn’t see himself ever having widespread singing success.
‘I am sure I’ll be one of those artists that people don’t pay any attention to while I’m alive, and when I am dead people will go yeah, man, that was a work of art,’ he said in a recent interview.
‘I see myself playing in a rundown blues bar, with about three people drowning their sorrows. I play according to my mood, and sometimes that can come across as very depressing in music.’
But despite not wanting his music to become mainstream,Rob admitted he likes Simon Cowell, and watches some of his shows.
‘I love Simon, I think he is a great personality and I think his shows are entertaining,’ he said.
‘He is a clever guy and he created artists that he knows the public will like, that’s why I don’t think he could ever launch my music career.
‘I am selfish with my music. I get my guitar and I play what I like, but the problem is I don’t think many other people would like it.’
Earlier this year the star revealed he had put his musical career on hold for the time being, as him fame makes it difficult for him to write songs.
‘I used to write a lot more music by just doing gigs, just turning up to open mics and stuff with two lines of the song and then the pressure would force me to make something up on the spot,’ he said.
‘And I can’t really do that anymore, which was my main process for writing songs.’