Lorde's 'Hunger Games' music curation list is revealed
Featuring her own "heroes"
Lorde has announced details of her soundtrack to the newest Hunger Games film, recruiting Kanye West, Grace Jones, Chemical Brothers and some other of her very own "heroes" to record original songs for the movie.
Like the previous records for the film franchise, the music for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 brings together all-new songs from various pop, hip-hop and indie rock talents; however unlike its predecessors, Lorde herself was chasing the artists to make sure they would contribute.
"It was really important to me with the soundtrack that people know how involved I was," she said. "A lot of that was me reaching out to people directly, having a conversation on the phone, sending an email, sending a text." Lorde didn't want acts to feel like their music was "going to be flung into some pot and chosen later... I really cared about what was happening."
With this in mind, at least 15 of Lorde's "true heroes" recorded songs in tribute to Katniss, Peeta and the suffering citizens of Panem. Several of the tracks are collaborations: Charli XCX with Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon, the Chemical Brothers with Miguel, and Stromae's Meltdown features Lorde, Pusha T, Q-Tim and Haim.
Other contributors include Bat For Lashes, Tove Lo and Chvrches, while Kanye "reworks" Flicker.
Listen to the Chemical Brothers ft. Miguel contribution below, now: