Lorde fueled the Hunger Games hype today by releasing her single from the Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack. With its haunting harmonies and extended build-up to its rhythmic crescendo, “Yellow Flicker Beat” proves why the teenage alt-pop star was tapped to curate the film’s soundtrack.
Taste a listen to Lorde’s latest offering, close your eyes, and picture Katniss Everdeen stepping up as a hesitant yet resilient heroine. The song is that intense. Fans should be satisfied with the New Zealander’s single in the run-up to Mockingjay Part 1’s release November 21. The full soundtrack will drop November 18.