Golden Globe Nomination for Lorde’s Hunger Games Single
Lorde is “blown away” by a Golden Globe nomination for her hit single Yellow Flicker Beat included on the soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which the eighteen-year-old herself curated.
“I am so shocked and happy to know that Yellow Flicker Beat has been included in the running for Best Original Song,” the Aucklander wrote in an official statement obtained by Billboard.
“I thought Katniss [played by Jennifer Lawrence] was one of a kind when I first laid eyes on her in a cinema in 2012 – a rough, sparkling diamond of a mind. It was a privilege getting to step inside her head and speak her thoughts, even for a brief moment. Getting to write a song for a film like The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is a truly singular experience, and I am blown away that that experience got me nominated for a Golden Globe.”
Other artists to feature on the soundtrack include Kanye West, Grace Jones, Tinashe, Haim, Charli XCX, Q-Tip, Pusha T and The Chemical Brothers.
Lorde performed Yellow Flicker Beat at the American Music Awards on 23 November, emerging from within a cell-like cube, which was lit with coloured light before bursting out onto the stage.
The 72nd Golden Globe Awards will be held on 11 January 2015 in Los Angeles.
Original article by: Dean Van Nguyen, NME, December 11, 2014