New Zealand synth-pop star Lorde will be curating the soundtrack for the upcoming film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. The record will be released November 18th on Republic, and the movie is set to open November 21st. Listen to Lorde's own contribution, "Yellow Flicker Beat," above.
During the verses, the song is stark and sparse. There are eerie sounds throughout that create a sense of unease. Then the chorus starts, strings and drum machines boom, and the instrumentation becomes more dynamic. The tension she creates in her verses makes the start of the chorus seem more dramatic, like the lead-up to the climax of a film.
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