Multiplatinum Grammy Award-winning recording artist Lorde has unveiled her new single “Yellow Flicker Beat” (LAVA/Republic Records), the lead song from the soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (Republic Records). The single is available now on iTunes and via all digital retailers.
Lorde told her fans via Tumblr: “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.”
The highly anticipated new single offers an intriguing glimpse into what has become one of the most talked about soundtracks of 2014. Co-produced by fellow Grammy Award-winners Paul Epworth and Joel Little, “Yellow Flicker Beat” is Lorde’s third official U.S single. The single will be released as part of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 soundtrack, which is curated entirely by the 17-year old artist herself, and will be released by Republic Records in November.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 was directed by Francis Lawrence and stars Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, and Woody Harrelson. The film is the latest installment in Lionsgate’s global box office phenomenon based on Suzanne Collins’ bestselling Hunger Games trilogy and will be released in theaters worldwide on November 21, 2014.
It’s been almost a year to the day since Lorde’s game-changing and critically acclaimed debut Pure Heroine (LAVA/Republic Records) was released in North America. Since then, she has firmly established herself as one of the 21st century’s most vital and vibrant young female artists of a generation.
Her quadruple platinum selling single “Royals” helped earn two Billboard Music Awards for Best New Artist and Best Rock Song, and two Grammy awards for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. She currently holds the record for longest #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 by a Female Artist in 2013 and longest standing #1 for any female artist in the Billboard Alternative Chart history.
Lorde has graced the cover of Billboard Magazine, Rolling Stone Magazine and is currently the cover girl for ELLE Magazine’s October issue, on stands now nationwide.
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