Listen: Lorde Releases ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’ for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ Soundtrack
On Monday, the 17-year-old dropped “Yellow Flicker Beat,” a powerful, haunting track that’s both very Lorde and very fitting for Katniss Everdeen and company.
“i work from midnight until late on the soundtrack, singing into my computer, listening to demos and final mixes. my bus sleeps. we are almost at the end, the point where this soundtrack gets taken away from me and becomes something real.”
“the thousands upon thousands (wait, millions(?!!)) of you who bought pure heroine truly feel like friends to me – it’s no coincidence i’m posting this note here, where i feel the most happy and safe online, the place where i laugh the most and where every day, i feel like people get me. i never knew i could feel such a warm heart for this many people at once.”
“now, about this song – yellow flicker beat. it’s my first offering from what i hope will be a soundtrack you love. it’s my attempt at getting inside her head, katniss’. i hope you like it.”
In recent weeks, Lorde has been sharing lyrics from “Yellow Flicker Beat” on her social media accounts.
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— Lorde (@lordemusic) September 27, 2014
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 opens in theaters Nov. 21.