Lorde Releases New Single For The Hunger Games Soundtrack

by Natalia Hadjigeorgiou

After four weeks of posting mysterious pictures of lyrics online, Lorde finally released her new single “Yellow Flicker Beat” for the soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.

Lorde’s voice is as haunting as ever when she sings, “I’m a princess cut from marble, smoother than a storm/ And the scars that mark my body/ They’re silver and gold” She wrote on her Tumblr, “It’s my first offering from what I hope will be a soundtrack you love. It’s my attempt at getting inside her head, Katniss. I hope you like it.”

She is not a stranger to the Hunger Games franchise, having covered the Tears for Fears hit  “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” for the second film, Catching Fire. This time Lorde will not be covering a song but actually curating the entire soundtrack. She shared her feelings about this via Tumblr as well, saying: “The feeling of something very solitary that I had worked on spinning around and around further away from me, becoming someone else’s, everyone’s.”

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay –Part 1 hits theatres November 21 and the soundtrack is set for a November 18 release.

Click on the video and give it a listen! 

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