HUGE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1 ANNOUNCEMENT! LORDE TO CURATE THE FILMS SOUNDTRACK...18:07:00
So earlier today I said about how excited I was for this next film and now I am even more excited because Lionsgate have just announced some very important soundtrack news.
Singer and songwriter Lorde will be the first artist on the soundtrack and will curate the entire album for the film, along with an exclusive single from her.
Out this fall, the soundtrack is being made by Republic Records, and director Francis Lawrence said this about the announcement, "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.”
And it looks like Lorde is also excited about working with the director to make the perfect soundtrack: "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."