New York – Multi-platinum Grammy Award-winning recording artist Lorde unveiled her new single, “Yellow Flicker Beat,” the lead song from the soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. The single is available now on iTunes and Spotify and will be on all digital retailers on Tuesday.
The highly anticipated 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 the indie pop artist’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 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 acclaimed debut Pure Heroine (Lava/Republic Records) was released in North America. Since then, she has firmly established herself as one of the most vibrant young female artists of a generation.
Her quadruple platinum-selling single “Royals” helped earn two Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. Pure Heroine earned tremendous critical acclaim; Best New Bands named her its 2013 Newbie Award-winner for Best New Female Artist. Lorde continues her U.S. tour through October 10.
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