Leave it to Kanye West to give Lorde's "Yellow Flicker Beat" an extra dystopian kick. The rapper-producer extraordinaire pared down the "Hunger Games" track, making it more sinister. It's creepy in an epic way -- it'll give you chills because you know it's part of something huge.
The 18-year-old's "Yellow Flicker Beat" -- which is one of the tracks from the "Mockingjay - Part 1" soundtrack she's curating -- is her attempt to get in the head of the film's heroine Katniss Everdeen, the oppressed teen who's daring enough to challenge her totalitarian government on behalf of the poorer districts of her country.
Kanye's mix nixes Lorde's drop at the chorus, opting for a slower build. He adds echoes, perhaps to symbolize how Katniss is often alone and working her thoughts out cleverly in her head. The echoes give the song a more menacing feel, while the piano he adds halfway through the tune represent a sense of hope for the starving people of Katniss' District 13.
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" is in theaters November 21.
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