Who else has their Facebook and Twitter feeds filled with comments about how awesome The Hunger Games is? Personally, I’d like to think that it’s due to Arcade Fire’s contribution to the film’s soundtrack, for which they’ve written two original works. We’ve heard “Abraham’s Daughter” already. Now here’s Arcade Fire’s instrumental score, titled “Horn Of Plenty.”
Says Win Butler of the score:
“We were interested in making music that would be more integral in the movie, just as a mental exercise. And there’s an anthem that runs throughout the books, the national anthem of the fascist Capitol. So as a thought experiment, we tried to write what that might sound like. It’s like the Capitol’s idea of itself, basically. It’s not a pop song or anything– more of an anthem that could be playing at a big sporting event like the Games. So we did a structure for that, and then James Newton Howard made a movie-score version of it that happens in several places in the film.”
Stream the preview of “Horn Of Plenty” over at the Arcade Fire Facebook page.