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[NEW] Lorde – Flicker (Kanye West Rework)

Flicker (Kanye West Rework)

With the help of Lorde‘s curation, the soundtrack for the latest installment of The Hunger Games is shaping up to be quite a compilation featuring a diverse selection of artists including CHVRCHES, Raury, Major Lazer and HAIM among others. The latest release from the soundtrack brings together two of music’s most dynamic superstars as Kanye West puts his spin on one of Lorde’s contributions to the album, “Yellow Flicker Beat.” As always, ‘Ye stuns creating an ominously spectacular progression accentuating the original’s powerful vocals.

This one bodes well for the upcoming Kanye West album that we’ve been hearing rumors about recently. While the overarching sound of his most recent album, Yeezus, is certainly evoked, West continues to march forward sonically incorporating his more experimental projects in perfect doses as he grows artistically. In some ways, his current position parallels the 808s & Heartbreak days in the sense that he’s finding ways to reinvent himself, absorb what works and incorporate it as a creative tool moving forward.  

Enjoy the re-work, appropriately called “Flicker,” above. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1 is in theaters November 21st and its soundtrack, which can be pre-ordered here, is out on November 17th.

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[New] Arcade Fire- Abraham’s Daughter

The soundtrack to The Hunger Games movie isn’t out until March 20th, but the hype surrounding its release is growing exponentially. The album is said to feature artists ranging from The Decembrists (a favorite of mine) to Taylor Swift and Maroon 5.

The Arcade Fire gracefully joins the ranks with a two song contribution of original music, their first release since The Suburbs, with one going to the soundtrack and one to the actual movie score. “We were interested in making music that would be more integral in the movie, just as a mental exercise,” Butler says in an interview over at EW. “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.” He goes on to maintain that these songs are not pop or commercial, but are rather to further the movie experience. And if I know my Arcade Fire, I think they’ll do just that.

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