It seems like everyone Rob Pattinson is having a bromance with is a talented musician and RadarOnline.com spoke exclusively with Bobby Long, the co-writer of Let Me Sign, the song Rob sang on the Twilight soundtrack. The Brit Pack, as fans have started calling the group of guys who all are friends with Rob, includes singer/songwriter Bobby, a 22-year-old shaggy haired hunk (aren’t they all?), Sam Bradley, Marcus Foster and Tom Sturridge. “I’m friends with these guys,” Bobby says, “and I’m just happy that we’re all doing what we want to do. It’s quite rare within a friendship group I think, where you can turn around and say I’m not where I want to be at the moment, I want to release albums and all that kind of stuff and I’m sure that stuff will come for me but you know at the very least all of us are doing what we love doing, whether it’s acting or music. It’s nice; it’s just nice being able to be in this group of friends where everybody feels I guess content with what they’re doing.”
Bobby was briefly in the U.S. in the spring, and returns with his Dangerous Summer Tour hitting New York in July. “It’s wicked,” he tells RadarOnline.com. “I’m really, really excited about it. It’s just a really nice thing for musicians to be playing songs every night.” Long knows that being part of Twilight has helped his career tremendously “It’s just put me on the map a little bit. I’ve always wanted to be a musician and write my own songs. I’ve played some shows and there was nobody there and this has really put me on the map. I get to do what I love doing.”
Feeling the pressure of fame, Rob has been talking recently how he much the attention has changed his life, but Bobby doesn’t seem to have that problem yet. “It hasn’t changed a lot for me on a day to day basis, I’m still the same person and I don’t get recognized, but people come to my shows and as a musician it’s really nice to know to know when you play a show people out there are going to know your songs and recognize you as a musician, that’s as much as you can really ask for I think.” As for how the group of friends deal with the fame Bobby says, “I’ve always looked at stuff in a positive way; I find things funny, it’s better than a kick in the teeth isn’t it? I’d rather have somebody walking up to me and saying I like your music rather than somebody walking up to you and smacking you in the face.” Bobby, we can’t imagine anyone would want to smack you in the face!
Fans of Let Me Sign might be surprised to know that Bobby doesn’t play that song. “I never ever played that song. I played it before with Marcus, the guy I wrote it with and we gave it to Rob, but since then I haven’t played it. A real cool thing that has happened since then is people know my other songs and I’ve never, ever been asked to play that song. So I just play my own stuff.” Bobby has a lot of new songs, and even a new favorite song. “I think my favorite is a new song that I wrote today, it’s a love song called Cold, Cold Loving. It’s always the case that the last song you write is your favorite song; it’s like having a new child. I’ve got two little sisters; I was shunned at the door as soon as my sisters were brought home. The last song you write is the one you love, I love Cold, Cold Loving, it’s the freshest one.” RadarOnline.com was curious if this was a song based on his personal experience and who was giving him cold, cold love but with typical British dry wit, Bobby says that he doesn’t want to share why he writes what he writes. “I think the best thing is to leave the interpretation of the song to the listener. Then it is personal for them. If I was going around telling people about my songs I think it would get quite boring for them.”
We’re not bored by Bobby and we know his fans aren’t either. He tells RadarOnline.com that the fame and attention hasn’t affected him. “To be perfectly honest it’s not something I really think about. I’ve never looked around at them when I’m with them and go wouldn’t it be crazy if we were recognized? It’s positive. I don’t really think about it that way, that’s all.” Well we’re hoping to see some of our favorite vampires, and Bella, at his shows, but Bobby tells RadarOnline that “It doesn’t change anything,” if his famous friends are in the audience. “It’s just me playing I play the same way whether it’s one person or fifteen people or 2,000 I love doing what I’m doing, I’m not going to make less of the show if someone famous is in the audience or more people are there for me. It’s everything or nothing. All I’m worried about is my music.”