Lorde's new single "Yellow Flicker Beat" has been released.
The new song will be featured on the official soundtrack album (released November 18), and will also be played during the closing credits of Mockingjay - Part 1.
Lorde spoke about the song with KROQ radio:
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.
Click to download the song on iTunes and Amazon.