The Hunger Games soundtrack, which features a star-studded lineup including Taylor Swift, the Decemberists, Marroon 5, Miranda Lambert and many more, won't be released until March 20.
But fans eager to hear music from the T Bone Burnett-produced soundtrack can listen to the Arcade Fire's new track from the album, Abraham's Daughter.
I tried to put myself in the headspace of how excited I'd be if this film was coming out when I was 15, said Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. I still remember hearing Radiohead's 'Exit Music (for a Film)' in [Baz Luhrmann's] Romeo + Juliet when I was that age.
Our whole approach was to get into the world and try to create something that serves the story and the film, he added. There's something in the story of Abraham and Isaac that I think resonates with the themes in the film, like sacrificing children. So we made a weird, alternate-universe version of that.
Butler said that he wanted to create a song that could be played in the fictional fascist state from the movie. He also wanted to create an anthem that could be played at a huge sporting event.
We were interested in making music that would be more integral in the movie, just as a mental exercise, he said. And there's an anthem that runs throughout the books, the national anthem of the fascist Capitol. So as a thought experiment, we tried to write what that might sound like. It's like the Capitol's idea of itself, basically.
Let us know what you think.
Click here to hear Arcade Fire -- Abraham's Daughter.