Lorde has finally unleashed Yellow Flicker Beat the lead single from the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Soundtrack. This juicy dark jam is Lorde’s attempt at getting inside Katniss’ head.
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“It’s my first offering from what I hope will be a soundtrack you love,” Lorde wrote in a Tumblr post on Monday (Sept. 29). “It’s my attempt at getting inside her head, katniss’. I hope you like it.”
Lorde sings: “I’m a princess cut from marble, smoother than a storm/ And the scars that mark my body, they’re silver and gold.” These amazing lyrics, coupled with the dusky tone of the song, reveal Lorde’s talent at crafting a character that mixes Katniss Everdeen’s toughness with her own gothic vibes. She sings about heading home, fires, courage and “yellow flicker beats” sparking up her heart. This is empowerment – Hunger-Games-style – with minimal synths and rattling drums. We’re hooked!
Yellow Flicker Beat is her first song since the release of the Grammy-Award winning debut album Pure Heroine. Lorde has curated “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” soundtrack, due out this autumn before the movie release on November 21. The track is available at all digital retailers as of today (September 29). The full track list for the soundtrack is yet to be revealed.
Amazing to think that it was only a year ago when Lorde leapt to Nº1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with her debut single Royals. She’s come a long way since then! She is the singer-songwriter of the moment – and took first place in Billboard’s annual 21 Under 21 list this year – check it out here.