There’s certainly a lot of buzz surrounding the second film installment of The Hunger Games trilogy. But rarely do we find this much buzz surrounding the soundtrack of an upcoming film. It’s apparent that the music supervisors on this project have set their sights high.
Over the past several months, the franchise has unveiled a growing list of musical icons past and present who are contributing songs to the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. From R&B to indie-folk, from dance-pop to punk, the list of artists includes up-and-comers like Lorde, The Weeknd, Imagine Dragons and The Lumineers alongside mainstays like Coldplay, Christina Aguilera and Patti Smith.
The cool thing is that all the songs on the track list are originals rather than licensed cuts of previously recorded material. The only cover is by New Zealand teen sensation Lorde (whose debut album Pure Heroine bows next Tuesday), who sings Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants To Rule the World.” Which is still pretty cool.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack will be released by Republic Records on November 19, just ahead of the November 22 opening of the film itself. Should be quite a week.
TRACK LISTING FOR THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE SOUNDTRACK
Coldplay – “Atlas”
Of Monsters and Men – “Silhouettes”
Sia (ft. The Weeknd & Diplo) – “Elastic Heart”
The National – “Lean”
Christina Aguilera – “We Remain”
The Weeknd – “Devil May Cry”
Imagine Dragons – Who We Are”
Lorde – “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”
The Lumineers – “Gale Song”
Ellie Goulding – “Mirror”
Patti Smith – “Capital Letter”
Santigold – “Shooting Arrows at the Sky”
Mikky Ekko – “Place for Us”
Phantogram – “Lights”
Antony & the Johnsons – “Angel on Fire”