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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Yet Another Reason to Get Excited about MOCKINGJAY - PART 1: Lorde is Writing the Film's First Single and Curating the Soundtrack

Here I am patiently waiting for Lorde's next album to drop (while still blasting "Royals" at high volume) when I received the press release from Lionsgate about this awesome news! At first, I thought this was so un-Lorde, but when I thought about it a little more I realized that the story of a socially awkward heroine who must reluctantly become the new face of the rebellion is very similar to Lorde's platform and celebrity as a 17-year-old pop starlet who eagerly defies type. So I am here for this!

Now don't go rushing to iTunes anytime soon, though. Since THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1 won't be in theaters until November 21st, the soundtrack will be available via Republic Records this fall.  I don't have any other information regarding the Lorde's upcoming lead single from the film, including its title, but according to her remarks in the press release it's going to blow our minds (naturally). "Curating the soundtrack for such a hotly-anticipated film was a challenge, but I jumped at the chance,” said Lorde.  “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.”

The film's director Francis Lawrence echoes Lorde's excitement for the collaboration: “I sat down with Lorde on the set of Mockingjay this spring and I was immediately struck by how she so innately understood what we, as both fans and filmmakers, were trying to accomplish with the film. Her immense talent and keen understanding of Mockingjay’s characters and themes not only have enabled her to create a song of her own that completely captures the film’s essence, but her insight and passion for our project make her the perfect creative force to assemble the other songs on our soundtrack.  I can't wait to share what she's done with the fans -- it is truly remarkable."

I AM READY. Are you?


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