Lorde to Perform Lead Single, Curate Tracks for ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ Soundtrack

Lorde set to provide new single for "Hunger Games" soundtrack

Andrew Whitton

The third installment of Lionsgate’s hit young adult franchise hits theaters on Nov. 21

Lionsgate is not only asking Lorde to provide a new single for the “Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” soundtrack, but also trusting her to pick out every other track on the album.

The studio announced on Thursday that the Grammy-winning “Royals” singer will curate the soundtrack for the upcoming sequel to “Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” and provide the first single, herself.

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Lorde, a 17-year-old artist from New Zealand, has earned two Grammys and two Billboard awards since her debut album, “Pure Heroine,” has gone platinum.

“Mockingjay – Part 1,” the second to last installment of the massively successful Lionsgate franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence as heroine Katniss Everdeen, hits theaters on Nov. 21.

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“Curating the soundtrack for such a hotly-anticipated film was a challenge, but I jumped at the chance,” Lorde said in a statement.  “The cast and story are an inspiration for all musicians participating and, as someone with cinematic leanings, being privy to a different creative process has been a unique experience. I think the soundtrack is definitely going to surprise people.”