Listen to Lorde’s Haunting ‘Everybody Wants to Rule the World’ Cover from ‘Catching Fire’

By: Robert Kessler / November 12, 2013

For the soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Lorde covered Tears for Fears‘ classic “Everybody Wants to Rule the World.” I tell you it’s a cover because, if I didn’t, you might not really recognize it; that’s how much she’s transformed this song.

For her version, Lorde has turned the ’80s rock classic into a sort of dystopian anthem. It’s ominous, it’s haunting and it’s perfect for the world of The Hunger Games.

You can listen to a preview of the track here:

Lorde joins Coldplay, Christina Aguilera, Of Monsters and Men, Sia, The Lumineers, Ellie Goulding and The National on the Catching Fire soundtrack which will be released next week. For now, lyrics for Lorde’s new song are available on Directlyrics.