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Lorde gives a interview about writing Yellow Flicker Beat and curating the soundtrack

Lorde has spoken to KROQ about writing Yellow Flicker Beat and curating the soundtrack as a whole. Lorde in the interview talks about the point of inspiration from book for the song (major non reader spoiler cant imagine Loinsgate is happy about her saying that on air) Yellow Flicker Beat and the responsibility of being asked to curate the soundtrack.

The past year has been a whirlwind for the 17 year old musician, who’s recently taken on a new task as well: curating movie soundtracks. Lorde also put pen to paper and created her own song for the soundtrack as well, titled “Yellow Flicker Beat.”

“Basically I wrote the song specifically for the movie, it wasn’t something that I had to draft up previously. I reread the books, and I just wanted to tap into everything that Katniss is feeling in that film and what’s the crazy stuff that goes on. One of the things that happened in the book which to me felt like this crazy turning point was her best friend Peeta tries to kill her, he’s been brainwashed and tries to strangle her. It just felt like something so irreparable and something that the characters couldn’t turn back from. I felt like Katniss was like ‘okay, I’m taking names. I’m coming for blood. You don’t do these types of things to my friends and family and get away with it.’ I just wanted to make something kind of dark and haunting.”

“It’s weird because everything that the character could think or feel is already kind of laid out for you in the book. You can’t take that many leaps, it becomes your song and not their song so it was definitely about keeping in that mindset and just thinking about ‘What would Katniss do?,’ but she’s such an awesome character to write for and it was such an awesome experience. There couldn’t have been a better character for me to write from the perspective of.”

On curating ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′ soundtrack:

“I got approached to curate the soundtrack a few months ago and I was like ‘OK, this sounds super fun but super hard… which was pretty accurate. It’s been a crazy process, super intense.”

“No one gives some random 17 year old from New Zealand the opportunity to soundtrack a major motion picture… It’s been very cool and I’m so glad that I’ve had the opportunity.”

“I’m so stoked that people feel comfortable giving me these responsibilities and it helps me to grow. It gives me different experiences that I just wouldn’t have so you know, I’m so happy. It’s so awesome, I’m so lucky.”

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 original soundtrack is expected in stores this fall, in advance of the film’s release on Nov. 21.

If you want to listen to the Yellow Flicker Beat again here it is

For the full Lorde audio interview go to KROQ.

Source: KROQ

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New #Mockingjay Still of Julianne Moore as President Coin!

This Monday is starting off right with a new still of Julianne Moore at President Coin. Check out the official Hunger Games Instagram for more stills!

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“Yellow Flicker Beat,” Lorde’s Track Off the Mockingjay Pt. 1 Soundtrack Released

 

The first single off the Mockingjay pt. 1 soundtrack, Lorde`s Yellow Flicker Beat  has been released after days of teasing.

You can also listen now via Spotify!

Here are the complete song lyrics

I’m a princess cut from marble, smoother than a storm
And the scars that mark my body, they’re silver and gold
My blood is a flood of rubies, precious stones
They keep my veins hot, the fires find a home in me
I move through town, I’m quiet like a fire
And my necklace is rope, I tire and I tire
And our people talk to me but nothing ever hits
So people talk to me, and all the voices just burn holes

I’m going in! Ooh!

This is the start of how it all ends
They used to shout my name, now they whisper it
I’m speeding up and this is the
And this is the red, orange, yellow flicker beat
Sparking up my heart

We rip the start
The colors disappear
I never watch the stars, there’s so much down there
So I just try, keep up with them
Red, orange, yellow flicker beat
Sparking up my heart

I dream of you, but they’re not the same kind
And my shivers move down my shoulder blades in double time
And my people talk to me, I’m slipping out of reach now
People talk to me, and all their faces blur
But I got my fingers laced together and I made a little prison
And I’m locking up everyone who ever laid a finger on me

I’m going in! Ooh!

This is the start of how it all ends
They used to shout my name, now they whisper it
I’m speeding up and this is the
And this is the red, orange, yellow flicker beat
Sparking up my heart

We rip the start
The colors disappear
I never watch the stars, there’s so much down there
So I just try, keep up with them
Red, orange, yellow flicker beat
Sparking up my heart

Tell us what you think of the song in the comments

You can also listen now via Spotify!

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New #Mockingjay Still Features Effie

Today, we saw new stills of Haymitch and saluting the Mockingjay. And now, The Hunger Games official Instagram has given us yet another still: Effie Trinket!

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@ElizabethBanks shows you the woman behind the couture as #EffieTrinket in @TheHungerGames: #Mockingjay Part 1.

Well, she certainly looks sad in this still. Is she being mistreated in district 13 or just sad to be stuck in such unimaginative clothing? We’d love to hear what you think!

Source: Instagram

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Lorde Tweets Release Timing of First ‘Mockingjay Part 1’ Soundtrack Single ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’

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Ever since it was announced that Lorde would curate the soundtrack for Mockingjay Part 1 as well as contribute her own music, we’ve all been excited to hear the first single. We recently learned that a contribution from Lorde herself, “Yellow Flicker Beat”, would be the first track to release this Monday. Lorde has been teasing the fandom with tweets revealing some of the song lyrics and now has finally let everyone know through her twitter exactly what time the single will hit the internet tomorrow for all to hear!

The track will release at 8 AM PT/11 AM ET (and 4 PM for those of us in the UK).

I am very excited to listen to the first song from the soundtrack! The lyrics are fun, but there’s really no way to tell what the tone of the song will be like without the music and voice all coming together. This has felt a lot like Coldplay’s “Atlas” last year. I was wary of the lyrics until I finally heard the song and I’m sure Lorde’s track will be amazing as well!

Source: Twitter

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District 8 Hospital Salutes Katniss in New Still

It’s only been about an hour since we got our last still, but now we have yet another, and this one is quite the sight to see! Now, The Hunger Games Instagram has posted an image in the District 8 hospital, and it’s well worth the three finger solute!

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The citizens of District 8 stand beside the #Mockingjay. Do you?

Look at Katniss giving hope to the rebels of District 8 in her first act as the Mockingjay. But if you’ve read the book, you know what comes next.

Is this how you pictured the District 8 hospital? Let us know what you think!

Source: Instagram

 

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New #Mockingjay Still: Haymitch Abernathy!

The Hunger Games official Instagram is back with yet another new still from the upcoming Mockingjay film! And this time, it’s a character we’ve known from the very beginning. Katniss and Peeta’s two time Games mentor, Haymitch Abernathy!

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Woody Harrelson takes a stand against the Capitol as #HaymitchAbernathy in @TheHungerGames: #Mockingjay Part 1.

Hmm… Haymitch looks very apprehensive in this picture. Might he be approaching a certain Mockingjay who tried to attack him in a previous encounter? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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Lorde Tweets the Third Line from her #Mockingjay Single ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’

Yellow Flicker BeatThe first single from the Mockingjay Part 1 Soundtrack drops in a mere 2 days (are you as geeked as we are?) and Lorde is helping us countdown the days with more lyrics to her song Yellow Flicker Beat.

Today’s line — the 3rd in the song — Via Twitter

Putting it all together, this is what we have so far of the song…

I’m a princess cut from marble,
smoother than a storm
and the scars that mark my body
they’re silver and gold.
my blood is a flood of rubies,
precious stones.

What do you think so far? Here’s hoping we’ll get line 4 tomorrow! And maybe a hint at the timing of the release too? Here’s hoping!

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Our First Look at Messalla in #Mockingjay

Well, today is just full of Mockingjay stills! We already got Plutarch and Gale today, and now the official Hunger Games Instagram has graced us with another! Now, we get a look at a character making his Hunger Games debut in this film: Messalla.

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Nothing stops #Messalla from getting the shot. Evan Ross (@eross88) joins the cast of @TheHungerGames: #Mockingjay Part 1.

I wonder where he is and what’s going on. And most importantly, what are the straps hoping to him? Any guesses? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Instagram

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UPDATED New Stills: Plutarch Heavensbee and Gale Hawthorne

As you know, unless you’ve been hiding underground in District 13, we’ve been getting a lot of stills this week. Most recently, we saw Finnick and Boggs. But now, we have another image, and this one is bittersweet. Here’s the newest image, as seen on The Hungers Games official Instagram:

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Always one step ahead. Phillip Seymour Hoffman returns as #PlutarchHeavensbee in@TheHungerGames: #Mockingjay Part 1.

As I’m sure you’ve heard, we lost Philip Seymour Hoffman last year. This makes any images of Plutarch a mix of excitement and sadness. However, I love seeing him in his working zone, and here Plutarch looks hard at work thinking of new ways to mix it up in the Capital.

What do you think of this new image of our favorite Head Gamemaker? Let us know in the comments!

Update:

We also have a brand new still of Katniss’s best friend (though he’d like to be more), Gale Hawthorne! It’s also a little heartbreaking. And the caption lets us know what’s happening… pain, that’s what. Let us know what you think about this one in the comments, as well!

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 Remembering the home he lost in the ruins of District 12, #GaleHawthorne. #Mockingjay

Source: Instagram