As if “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” wasn’t already the most-anticipated movie of 2014, it has now been announced that Lorde herself will not only be supplying the soundtrack’s lead single, she’s also curating the whole entire soundtrack. I don’t know about you all, but my heart is beating so fast I could totally make a run at the Cornucopia right now. No sweat. That bow and arrow would be mine.
“Curating the soundtrack for such a hotly anticipated film was a challenge, but I jumped at the chance,” 17-year-old Ella Yelich-O’Connor said in a release. “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.”
Lorde previously contributed a truly bombastic (in a good way) cover of Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” to the soundtrack of the last “Hunger Games” installment, “Catching Fire.”
Well, everyone might be jockeying for that crown — as the song says — but it seems like Lorde had truly taken over. From a number-one single to a slew of Grammys to her share of VMA nominations — and now this — Lorde has had pretty much the best year that anyone has ever had. Ever.
And given her predilection for unconventional tourmates (multi-instrumentalist Lo-Fang and indie darling, Majical Cloudz), a whole slew of musicians are about to have a similarly awesome collection of months. We’re not expecting that many pop darlings on the “Hunger Games” tracklisting, and we’re excited to see which acts Lorde gives her royal nod to.