Lorde of the Games

Lorde of the Games

NZ star to create music forlong-awaited Mockingjay - Part 1

LOS ANGELES - Lorde is taking care of the music for the next Hunger Games movie. The 17-year-old New Zealander is "hand-picking" the artists who'll feature in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, the film's producer Lionsgate said earlier this week.

She'll also supply the movie's first single - which, she disclosed on her Twitter account, she's already penned with songwriting partner Joel Little.

First she teased her fans with the message "something exciting is about to happen".

Then, a few hours later she revealed all.

"I am so pleased and proud to have been announced the sole curator of the soundtrack for Mockingjay - Part 1," she told her 1.94 million followers.

This is not the first time Lorde has had a say in Hunger Games music. For the previous movie, Catching Fire, she did a cover of Tears for Fears' Everybody Wants to Rule the World.

"I sat down with Lorde on the set of Mockingjay this spring and I was immediately struck by how she so innately understood what we, as both fans and filmmakers, were trying to accomplish with the film," said director Francis Lawrence. "I can't wait to share what she's done with the fans - it is truly remarkable."

Lorde (above) was a no-brainer for the job: she is one of the hottest artists around, and her fans tend to be people who also love The Hunger Games. While the movie is due for release on November 20, there is no firm date for Lorde's single, or the movie's soundtrack.

Mockingjay's first trailer teased fans at Comic-Con in San Diego, in the United States, last Friday.

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Lorde of the Games


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