Arcade Fire - Arcade Fire Return With New 'Hunger Games' Track
Arcade Fire have returned, sort of, by unveiling a new track that'll be on the soundtrack for the forthcoming film 'Hunger Games.' The track 'Abraham's Daughter' was unveiled today by Entertainment Weekly, although it has since been blocked on copyright grounds, and sees Regine Chassagne take the lead vocal on a solid strut of a track that doesn't diverse too much from its main motif.
"I tried to put myself in the headspace of how excited I'd be if this film was coming out when I was 15. I still remember hearing Radiohead's 'Exit Music (for a Film)' in [Baz Luhrmann's] Romeo + Juliet when I was that age," explained the group's front man Win Butler to Entertainment Weekly, "Our whole approach was to get into the world and try to create something that serves the story and the film. There's something in the story of Abraham and Isaac that I think resonates with the themes in the film, like sacrificing children. So we made a weird, alternate-universe version of that, where it's as if Abraham had a daughter - kind of a metaphor for Katniss."