Blue Foundation is a Danish electronic music group recently mostly known for their song “Eyes on Fire“, which was featured in the film “Twilight” and on the film’s soundtrack which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 2000 on November 22, 2008.
Blue Foundation started out in 2000 based on Tobias Wilner aka Bichi’s cooperation with various artists and musicians such as London based Japanese sound artist and dj Tatsuki Oshima, Copenhagen based vocalist and songwriter Kirstine Stubbe Teglbjaerg (the lead vocalist on “Eyes On Fire”), trumpet and keyboard player Bo Rande from Copenhagen and Berlin based MC Jabber.
The music of Blue Foundation can be described as a mix of melodic dreamy pop influenced by indietronica and shoegaze. Tobias Wilner just called it folk music for modern people.
Blue Foundation released their first 7” “Hide/Hollywood” via MoshiMoshi (label of Hot Chip, Bloc Party etc) in September 2000 and their first, self-titled album was released shortly after in 2001 on April Records. During the last years, Blue Foundation have expanded their audience, embracing both the underground and the alternative mainstream. Second album “Sweep Of Days” was released in 2004 and 3rd album “Life Of A Ghost” in 2007, both on Danish Virgin Records.
You can find the beautiful and cinematic sound of Blue Foundation in major blockbusters such as “Twilight” (track “Eyes On Fire”) and “Miami Vice” (track “Sweep”) and their music also appeared on compilations of Hernan Cattaneo and Nick Warren.
Tobias Wilner in December 2008 found a new project “Ghost Society” together with Sara Savery from People Press Play and Lasse Herbst. They released their first EP “Dogs And Desperation” on May 11, 2009. Tobias and Sara also perform as duo “Savery Meets Bichi”.
The latest work from Blue Foundation is re-recording of track “Watch You Sleeping” from their album “Life Of A Ghost”. This time the song is performed by Mark Kozelek from bands Sun Kil Moon and Red House Painters. You can see the stream of this new song here.
Blue Foundation – Eyes On Fire
Blue Foundation – Shine
Blue Foundation – Enemy