With the Hunger Games: Mockingjay just two weeks away, everyone involved with the movie is kicking it up a notch. That includes the soundtrack’s curator (you may know her as Lorde). The New Zealand pop sensation contributed “Yellow Flicker Beat” to the soundtrack, and today we get the corresponding video.
Lorde talks about the video in her latest tumblr post. She is playing the part of Katniss.
this video is something i’m really proud of…when i was dreaming it up, i wasn’t thinking too hard about story or a specific narrative, more a mood; a harsh, crackling heat. yellow flicker beat is about katniss realizing that things have crossed a line, about being pushed to the edge and right over it.
The video itself is nothing short of cinematic. It’s a tale of two Lordes, one sporting an epic Johnny Cash pompadour in a seedy hotel room, the other dancing through empty highways and cavernous warehouses in a bright red suit. She crashes black-tie galas and visits a celestial phone booth. Which, now that I think about it, is also something Johnny Cash would do.
Hunger Games: Mockingjay comes out on November 21, and the full soundtrack is below. It includes major features from Kanye West, CHVRCHES, and Grace Jones. Scroll down to read Lorde’s full tumblr post.
“Meltdown” – Stromae ft. Lorde, Pusha T, Q-Tip & Haim
“Dead Air” – CHVRCHES
“Scream My Name” – Tove Lo
“Kingdom” – Charli XCX ft. Simon Le Bon
“All My Love” – Major Lazer ft. Ariana Grande
“Lost Souls” – Raury
“Yellow Flicker Beat” – Lorde
“The Leap” – Tinashe
“Plan The Escape” (Son Lux Cover) – Bat For Lashes
“Original Beast” – Grace Jones
“Flicker” (Kanye West Rework) – Lorde
“Animal” – XOV
“This Is Not A Game” – The Chemical Brothers ft. Miguel
“Ladder Song” – Lorde