Lorde to Write & Perform Song for ‘Mockingjay’ Soundtrack
Lorde is following in the footsteps of Taylor Swift, Coldplay & Christina Aguilera and lending her voice to The Hunger Games franchise.
Lorde will curate the soundtrack album for the upcoming third installment of the global blockbusterThe Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 which means she will be hand-picking the artists for The Mockingjay – Part 1 soundtrack and she will also provide the first single for the highly anticipated film and album. The soundtrack will be available via Republic Records this fall.
“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 director Francis Lawrence.
Lorde’s unique position as both a songwriter/performer and the curator of the Mockingjay – Part 1soundtrack 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.”
Are you excited for Lorde’s single and the soundtrack? Mockingjay Part 1 opens on November 21, 2014.