Lorde’s work for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 hit the internet this morning in the form of “Yellow Flicker Beat.” Lorde is the “curator” for the Hunger Games soundtrack, which means every track in the film will have been graced with young Ella’s approval.
The movie won’t be in theaters for another two months, but we can understand the impatience. In “Yellow Flicker Beat,” Lorde’s smoky vocals are front and center, floating alone above some moody synths before a massive driving beat joins a minute in.
Lorde provided some context for the song on her tumblr:
now, about this song – yellow flicker beat. it’s my first offering from what i hope will be a soundtrack you love. it’s my attempt at getting inside her head, katniss’. i hope you like it.
Here’s her entire tumblr post on the Hunger Games announcement below: