Lorde isn’t letting a pesky World Series stunt get in the way of her growing credibility in the music world.
The young singer from New Zealand, who broke out in 2013 with her Grammy-winning single “Royals,” unveiled the tracklisting, featured artists, and key art for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” soundtrack, which she was tapped to curate. The album is available now for pre-order and hits stores and digital retailers on Nov. 17.
Continuing to show wisdom and musical knowledge beyond her 17 years, Lorde tapped a diverse cross-section of acts, both younger and older, to provide the music for the third installment of the hit young adult franchise.
The LAVA/Republic Records release features collaborations from artists including Stromae feat. Pusha T, Q-Tip, and Haim, CHVRCHES, Tove Lo, Charli XCX feat. Simon Le Bon (of Duran Duran fame), Raury, ’80s legend Grace Jones, and The Chemical Brothers feat. Miguel.
Additionally, the album will contain a special Kanye West rework of Lorde’s previously released first single from the soundtrack, “Yellow Flicker Beat,” and an additional surprise track to be revealed soon.
Music lovers who pre-order the album will receive instant downloads of Lorde’s version of “Yellow Flicker Beat” and The Chemical Brothers’ “This Is Not A Game” [featuring Miguel].
Lorde was in the news last week when San Francisco radio station KFOG tweeted out that it was banning play of “Royals” under the World Series match between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals was over.
No offense, Lorde, but for the duration of the World Series, KFOG Radio will be a “Royals”-free zone. We’re sure… http://t.co/7uvseCjb03
– KFOGRadio (@KFOGRadio) October 17, 2014
Lorde says she wrote the song after seeing an image of a Royals player wearing his jersey in an issue of National Geographic, perhaps making the light-hearted ban seem not so outrageous.
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” hits theaters Nov. 21. Advanced tickets go on sale Wednesday, October 29 at 12pm ET/9am PT. The film was directed by Francis Lawrence and stars Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence, alongside Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Julianne Moore, and Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his last roles.
Here’s the official tracklisting for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”:
Meltdown – Stromae ft. Lorde, Pusha T, Q-Tip & Haim
Dead Air – CHVRCHES
Scream My Name – Tove Lo
Kingdom – Charli XCX ft. Simon Le Bon
TO BE ANNOUNCED
Lost Souls – Raury
Yellow Flicker Beat – Lorde
The Leap – Tinashe
Plan The Escape (Son Lux Cover) – Bat For Lashes
Original Beast – Grace Jones
Flicker (Kanye West Rework) – Lorde
Animal – XOV
This Is Not A Game – The Chemical Brothers ft. Miguel
Ladder Song – Lorde