I’m going to let you in on a secret, I absolutely love Lorde’s first album, “Pure Heroine.” There I said it and I feel much better. The talented, quirky 17, (almost 18) year old New Zealand singer-songwriter has been given the reigns on the soundtrack for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” and we couldn’t be happier.
Her moody, dark tones will fit perfectly with the vibe of the movie and we now get to listen to the title track, “Yellow Flicker Beat.” The song is typical Lorde, and does not disappoint. Here is what she had to say about the soundtrack and the single over on her TUMBLR page.
i’m sitting up in bed, moving through desert halfway between utah and las vegas. yesterday was our ninth show in eleven days. every night, after i play, and say hi, and take pictures, and i walk up the stairs and we go on our way, i set up in this little bed office. i work from midnight until late on the soundtrack, singing into my computer, listening to demos and final mixes. my bus sleeps. we are almost at the end, the point where this soundtrack gets taken away from me and becomes something real. i’m reminded of this day last year, when pure heroine came out in this country. 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 past year of my life has seen everything around me multiply in size and number – the stamps on my passport, the number of people i have to ask before i ride on the ferris wheel after my set at a festival, the decibels that follow me when i walk around in public. the other thing that’s grown is me – my fitness, my mental stamina, my ability to think clearly and make decisions – but most of all, my capacity for love.
the thousands upon thousands (wait, millions(?!!)) of you who bought pure heroine truly feel like friends to me – it’s no coincidence i’m posting this note here, where i feel the most happy and safe online, the place where i laugh the most and where every day, i feel like people get me. i never knew i could feel such a warm heart for this many people at once. thank you for hearing about me all those months ago, and sticking around. thank you for being here.
now, about this song – yellow flicker beat. 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 is still no info about who Lorde has recruited to join her on this soundtrack but she did have this to say. “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 Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” opens in theaters on Nov. 21. Let us know, are you excited for the film? Do you like Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat?”