Since Suzanne Collin’s dystopian world hit our screens back in 2012, hopeless and grisly futures have never been more popular in literature and film. Seriously, I have personally never in my life wanted to watch 24 minors attempt to murder one another in a high-tech arena while their friends and family back home watch the bloodshed on their TVs – until now.
Josh Hutcherson as Peeta in ‘The Hunger Games’
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss in ‘Catching Fire’
And now (as though the film franchise couldn’t get any bigger) the multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning singer, Lorde, is lending her musical talent to the Hunger Games soundtrack for the second time, having done a cover of Tears For Fears’ ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’ for the Catching Fire album. Not only that, but this insanely successful teenager will be personally choosing the artists and tracks for the entire album.
17 year old Lorde chosen as curator of the soundtrack
Francis Lawrence, director of the explosive series, said he believes Lorde is “the perfect creative force”, both noting her award-winning musical gifts, as well as her understanding of what the film was trying to accomplish, as well as the characters and themes woven throughout it. Lawrence went as far to call Lorde’s single for the movei “truly remarkable”, whipping up excitement among Hunger Games fans everywhere.
Mockingjay will be released November 21st
Lorde, who announced the news to her fans via Twitter, said she “jumped at the chance”, and even thinks that the album will “surprise people”. Okay, if we weren’t excited before, that extra dash of curiosity has truly tipped us over the edge.
something exciting is about to happen
— Lorde (@lordemusic) July 30, 2014
i am so pleased and proud to have been announced the sole curator of the soundtrack for MOCKINGJAY – PART 1
— Lorde (@lordemusic) July 31, 2014
The soundtrack will be available this autumn, and the suspense… it might just kill us. What about you? Think you’ll cope a few months longer?
Not quite, Jennifer, but we know where you’re coming from.