Lorde isn't one to do things plainly -- so when we finally heard her soundtrack song for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," it was a spectacle.
"People talk to me and their voices just burn holes," she sings on "Yellow Flicker Beat," dedicated to our heroine Katniss Everdeen. "They used to shout my name, now they whisper it."
The singer released the menacing track on Monday (September 29). It starts slowly, but in true Lorde fashion, it explodes in a chaotic chorus complete with a shrieking beat and an evil, distopian vibe -- matching the Capitol's crushing oppression and the rest of Panem's frantic and dedicated struggle to break free.
Along with releasing the song, Lorde wrote a thank you note to her fans on Tumblr (read it; it's real), celebrating the first anniversary of Pure Heroine's release. Of the "Mockingjay" track, she writes: "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."
Lorde has been teasing the lyrics for the creepy track all week, writing on her arms and stones in anticipation for today's release.
"Mockingjay" is the third installment in the "Hunger Games" series, and will be out in theaters November 21.