Most teenagers (and us, the staff of MTV News) are eagerly awaiting the release of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1." But one teen is stoked for reasons much more immense than getting to see Katniss kick ass once more: Lorde.
The 17-year-old singer-songwriter curated the entire soundtrack for the film, and when it hits theaters in Novembers, all her hard work will finally be on display.
"The people on this soundtrack are true heroes, and you're gonna be mindblown when you hear what they've created," Lorde tweeted Tuesday (October 21), after the tracklist finally hit the Web. Featuring the likes of Kanye West, HAIM, Charli XCX, Tove Lo and more acts both up-and-coming and legendary, the soundtrack left the majority of the Web open-mouthed and drooling in anticipation.
And it's not like some in-the-clouds-powers-that-be were in charge of the curation. Nope, after Lorde was asked to write the end credits song -- "Yellow Flicker Beat" -- and subsequently scored the curator job, she hand-picked everyone on the tracklist, calling, texting and emailing the likes of Grace Jones, Miguel and The Chemical Brothers and asking them to contribute.
"It was really important to me with the soundtrack that people know how involved I was," Lorde told Billboard. "A lot of that was me reaching out to people directly, having a conversation on the phone, sending an email, sending a text, because I wanted people to know that your song isn't just going to be flung into some pot and chosen later. I really cared about what was happening."
And those contributors seem just as excited as Lorde to be included. Charli XCX tweeted about recording her song with Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran and Tove Lo shouted out her track.
As for that currently unnamed song featuring "various artists" -- even more talent! -- Lorde was kind of cagey. "the unnamed track isn't that way because of secrecy's sake - it's just not quite finished *buys self watch*," she tweeted.
In case you need a reminder, lady, "The Hunger Games" opens November 21. Tick tock.