17-year-old New Zealand popstar Lorde, has been named the “sole curator” of the soundtrack for the next Hunger Games film, meaning she will hand choose all the artists and tracks for the movie. She will also record the film’s lead single.
“I am so pleased and proud to have been announced the sole curator of the soundtrack for Mockingjay part 1,” the singer said on Twitter “building this piece by piece has been amazing. I can’t wait to share the other artists’ contributions with you.”
i am so pleased and proud to have been announced the sole curator of the soundtrack for MOCKINGJAY - PART 1— Lorde (@lordemusic) July 31, 2014
building this thing piece by piece has been amazing. i can't wait to share the other artists' contributions with you. http://t.co/mlZdIDy8Kd— Lorde (@lordemusic) July 31, 2014
Lorde contributed a song to the last Hunger Games soundtrack and has proven a serious fan of the series with a keen understanding of the intracacies of the story.
“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.
Mockingjay Part 1, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, is set to release November 21, 2014.
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