We got a taste of Christina Aguilera’s stirring “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” track last week when the full soundtrack listing was revealed — now, we’ve got the “We Remain” single art to look at.
A dramatic image, the art shows Katniss Everdeen splayed on the ground — perhaps among the horrors of the arena — looking off into the distance. The sequel to “The Hunger Games” — in which children were forced to fight to the death for the amusement of an oppressive upper class — “Catching Fire” sees victors Everdeen and Peeta Mellark thrown back into the arena, where they will go toe-to-toe with all past Hunger Games winners. Meanwhile, a rebellion brews, instigated by the duo’s refusal to kill each other in the last battle royale. The film hits theaters in November.
The photo perfectly matches the strident, wistful nature of Aguilera’s track, in which she sings, “Whatever happens here/We remain.” A message to fellow fighter and love interest Peeta, perhaps?
The image follows close on the heels of similar single art for Coldplay’s “Hunger Games” contribution, “Atlas,” which sees Katniss standing boldly on an outcropping of rock, bow and arrow in hand.
The “Catching Fire” soundtrack contains a bevy of other up-and-comers and powerhouses, including the Weeknd, Lorde, Imagine Dragons, the Lumineers and Patti Smith. We wonder which track will be released next and what manner Katniss will adopt in the accompanying art.
Will it be the National’s deep, dark song “Lean”? Or Lorde’s Tears for Fears cover, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”?
Whatever it is, may the odds ever be in our favor that it drops soon.