Lorde’s ‘Hunger Games’ Soundtrack
The Wall Street Journal’s John Jurgensen reviews the soundtrack Lorde curated for the latest blockbuster Hunger Games movie, in an article titled “How Lorde Played God on the ‘Hunger Games’ Soundtrack’.”
““The Hunger Games” has another heroine in Lorde.” Jurgensen writes.
“For the latest film about the rebel character Katniss Everdeen (“Mockingjay Part 1”), the young “Royals” singer oversaw the soundtrack album.”
The album contains songs from Grace Jones, The Chemical Brothers and rising act Tove Lo.
“Lorde says she drew on her own tastes, while trying to create a unified sound that would evoke Katniss’s quest for survival in a grim world.” Jurgensen writes.
Ella Yelich-O’Connor, stage-name Lorde, turned 18 earlier this month. This year she has already won two Grammys for “Royals,” the biggest hit from her debut album “Pure Heroine.”
As well as being the executive producer of the Mockingjay soundrack, Lorde helped contribute to four songs.
She recorded vocals for “Meltdown” by the Belgian songwriter Stromae, which also features Pusha T, Q-Tip and HAIM.
Her “haunting” “Yellow Flicker Beat” serves as the movie’s main anthem, which was remixed by Kanye West.
Her Bright Eyes cover, “The Ladder Song,” closes the album.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Soundtrack was released 18 November.
Read the full article, plus interview with Lorde on The Wall Street Journal.
Originally published by John Jurgensen, The Wall Street Journal, 18 November