This Is Not A Drill. Lorde Is Curating The Soundtrack To "Mockingjay - Part I"
Lorde help us all.
Ella Yelich-O’Connor, whom you may know better as Lorde, is 17 years old, an outspoken feminist and took the music industry by storm in 2013. It’s hard to think of anyone better suited to curate the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I. Lionsgate just made the announcement yesterday, so it’s time to get hella excited.
We can totally see Lorde in heroine mode, fighting for the districts, by the way.
We can expect Lorde to assemble a full-on HBIC soundtrack – Marina and the Diamonds, some of her contemporary inspirations like Lana Del Rey, Animal Collective, Kanye West, Yeasayer and others, who are all on the list of likely contributors as far as we’re concerned. Lorde’s friend and fellow feminist Taylor Swift created the lead single for the first Hunger Games soundtrack with The Civil Wars, so we’d be surprised, if she didn’t at least contribute a chorus here and there.
And speaking of lead singles, here’s the best part: Lorde has written her own lead single this time. After she contributed a rendition of Everybody Wants To Rule The World, it was only a matter of time. Sidenote: if that’s not on your motivational playlist, it really ought to be.
Taylor Swift? Kanye West? It could be a weird combo, but we're into it.
"I sat down with Lorde on the set of Mockingjay this spring and I was immediately struck by how she so innately understood what we, as both fans and filmmakers, were trying to accomplish with the film," Mockingjay director Francis Lawrence said in a statement, via Billboard.
He also emphasized how Lorde’s unique voice and passion for the Hunger Games story made her the perfect choice. So we can definitely look forward to a strong “heroine” theme there, slow haunting vocals, maybe a riff here and there.
"Curating the soundtrack for such a hotly-anticipated film was a challenge, but I jumped at the chance,” Lorde added about being involved with the Jennifer Lawrence-starring film. "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.”
Basically, get ready to buy the whole thing the minute it comes out. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I hits theaters on November 21.
Lorde is excited about the gig, but not as much as fans are.