Over the summer, Lionsgate announced that Lorde would be acting as curator for the Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack. In addition hand-picking the artists for the contributing artists, she’s also providing the first single. And good news Tributes, Lorde has already released the song! In a tumblr post from last week, Lorde talks a little bit about the process of getting the soundtrack together:
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…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.
How exciting! And YES, I’m loving the song–it definitely reminds me of where Katniss is at the beginning of Mockingjay…
this is the start of how it all ends
they used to shout my name now they whisper it
i’m speeding up
and this is the red orange yellow flicker beat sparking up my heart (Lyrics via Lorde’s tumblr)
I’m incredibly excited to find out who else is joining Lorde on the soundtrack! Make sure to download “Yellow Flicker Beat” from iTunes now, and remember that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack comes out on November 18!