Lorde's New Theme Song for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Is Here! (LISTEN)

Lorde's New Theme Song for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Is Here! (LISTEN)
Lorde
Stevens/MediaPunch

09/29/2014 AT 01:45 PM EDT

Moody teens in a haunting, dystopian future? Sounds like a case for a Lorde song.

The "Royals" singer, 17, who has been tapped to curate the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, just released the film's title track, "Yellow Flicker Beat," which she also wrote and recorded.

Of the foreboding (yet, at the same time, strangely catchy) tune, Lorde, born Ella Yelich-O'Connor, posted on her Tumblr account, "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."

There's no word yet on any of the other artists Lorde has tapped to appear on the soundtrack, but the singer says she jumped at the opportunity to choose songs for it.



"The cast and story are an inspiration for all musicians participating, and as someone with cinematic leanings, being privy to a different creative process has been a unique experience. I think the soundtrack is definitely going to surprise people," the singer said in a statement.

Previous Hunger Games Soundtracks have included tracks from Arcade Fire, Coldplay and Lorde's good friend, Taylor Swift.



Want more stories like this?

Sign up for our newsletter and other special offers:

sign me up

Thank you for signing up!

blog comments powered by Disqus

From Our Partners