Lorde To Curate Soundtrack For The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.31.2014
She'll also provide the first single...
Coming Soon reports that Lionsgate has announced that Lorde will curate the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1. Lorde will choose which artists appear on the album as well as provide the first single for the release. It will be released this fall through Republic Records.
The film was directed by Francis Lawrence and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson. The movies are based on Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy. It will be released on November 21, 2014.
Francis Lawrence said: "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. Her immense talent and keen understanding of Mockingjay's characters and themes not only have enabled her to create a song of her own that completely captures the film's essence, but her insight and passion for our project make her the perfect creative force to assemble the other songs on our soundtrack. I can't wait to share what she's done with the fans -- it is truly remarkable."
Lorde's job as curator and songwriter/performer on the soundtrack happened because of her relationship with her publisher, SONGS Music Publishing, which brokered the deal.
Lorde added: "Curating the soundtrack for such a hotly-anticipated film was a challenge, but I jumped at the chance. 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."