After teasing its release for several weeks, Lorde finally drops her explosive new single entitled “Yellow Flicker Beat“! The track serves as the lead single from the upcoming motion picture soundtrack to Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which she also curated. Written by Lorde and her longtime collaborator Joel Little, and produced by the Oscar-winning Paul Epworth, “Yellow Flicker Beat” sounds exactly what we’ve come to expect from the alt-pop diva but on a much grander scale with its crashing drums, spooky chants, and rousing synth work. “We rip the start, the colors disappear / I never watch the stars there’s so much down here / So I just try to keep up with them / Red, orange, yellow flicker beat sparking up my heart,” she sings in the haunting hook. Super fitting and just as thought-provoking as anything she’s ever done, I can easily see this in the film.
“Curating the soundtrack for such a hotly-anticipated film was a challenge, but I jumped at the chance. 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.”
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