GRAMMY award-winning recording artist Lorde will be curating The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack. She will hand-pick artists for the album, and will also provide the first single for the highly anticipated film and album.
“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,” said Francis Lawrence.
Lorde’s unique position as both a songwriter/performer and the curator of the Mockingjay – Part 1 soundtrack album came about via her unique relationship with her music publisher, SONGS Music Publishing who was a key architect of the deal.
“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 soundtrack will be available via Republic Records this fall.
Lorde has previously contributed the cover of ‘Everybody Wants to Rule the World’ to Catching Fire soundtrack last year.
UPDATE: The singer announced on Twitter that she wrote the first single in collaboration with Joe Little.
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