That Kanye West / Lorde Collaboration Is Finally Happening
Written by Nastassia Baroni on 22nd October, 2014
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When she’s not parodying her own South Park parody or jinxing baseball teams, teenage sensation Lorde has been busy curating the soundtrack for the upcoming Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack. Today the tracklist for the highly anticipated soundtrack has been unveiled, revealing that artists like Haim, Pusha T, The Chemical Brothers and Kanye West have all contributed to the project.
According to the tracklist, after months of speculation and years of declaring their mutual admiration for each other, Lorde and Yeezus himself will collaborate on the project via Kanye’s reworking of Lorde’s track Flicker.
Over at BBC Radio 1, Lorde dropped another song from the project, This Is Not A Game, a collaboration between herself singer Miguel and electronic kingpins The Chemical Brothers. Miguel is responsible for the majority of the vocals on this pulsating banger, though Lorde’s distinctive and haunting voice can be heard singing repeatedly, “There it is” over an explosive Chemical Brother’s dance track.
The song also serves as the first new piece of material we’ve heard from the British duo since The Chemical Brothers dropped the 2012 song Theme From Velodrome, their contribution to the London Olympics. Their last studio album release was 2010's Further.
This is Not A Game follows Lorde’s solo track Yellow Flicker Beat which will also feature on the Hunger Games soundtrack, due to drop in November. Meanwhile, Stromae’s track for the film Meltdown also features four guests, including Lorde once again, plus Pusha T, Q-Tip, and Haim. Other names on the soundtrack include Chvrches, Bat For Lashes, Grace Jones and more.
“The cast and story are an inspiration for all musicians participating and, as someone with cinematic leanings, being privy to a different creative process has been a unique experience,” Lorde says in a statement via NME. “I think the soundtrack is definitely going to surprise people.”
See the full film tracklist below.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1 Soundtrack
Stromae: Meltdown [ft. Lorde, Pusha T, Q-Tip, Haim]
Chvrches: Dead Air
Tove Lo: Scream My Name
Charli XCX: Kingdom [ft. Simon Bon]
Various Artists: Track 5
Raury: Lost Souls
Lorde: Yellow Flicker Beat
Tinashé: The Leap
Bat for Lashes: Plan the Escape
Grace Jones: Original Beast
Lorde: Flicker (Kanye West Rework)
The Chemical Brothers: This Is Not a Game [ft. Miguel and Lorde]
Lorde: Ladder Song