Lorde, who is tasked with curating the entire Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 soundtrack, released the film's haunting lead-off single 'Yellow Flicker Beat'
"It's my first offering from what I hope will be a soundtrack you love," Lorde wrote in a thank-you note on Tumblr. "It's my attempt at getting inside her head, Katniss’. I hope you like it."
Check out Lorde's first new song since the 2013 release of Pure Heroine.
Amazing. With lyrics like, "They used to shout my name, now they whisper it," and, "I'm locking up everyone who ever laid a finger on me," the song seems to be very clearly written from a perspective. It's sinister but still catchy, and surprisingly danceable even though it's about being the reluctant spokesperson for a rebellion against a post-apocalyptic totalitarian government.
Lorde is Queen!