17-year-old singing sensation Lorde has lent her haunting vocals to Mockingjay – Part 1, and she’s just released the first track online.
Lorde, the New Zealand-born singer who shot to fame with the hit singles Royals and Team, has curated the complete soundtrack to the upcoming film in the Hunger Games franchise, which will feature a number of hand picked artists as well as tracks crafted by Lorde herself.
Her new single Yellow Flicker Beat gives us a good taste of what to expect from the upcoming movie. The track, which is clearly inspired by The Girl on Fire – “red, orange, yellow flicker beat sparking up my heart” – channels the Katniss’ kick-ass attitude with dark and lilting lyrics that include the words:
“I’m a princess cut from marble,smoother than a storm / And the scars that mark my body, they’re silver and gold / My blood is a flood of rubies, precious stones / It keeps my veins hot, the fires find a home in me.”
Lorde posted audio to her new song on Twitter, taking to Tumblr to say: “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.”
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Hunger Games: The Mockingjay – Part 1 is in UK cinemas 21 November