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Lorde was given the cool responsibility to curate the soundtrack to the upcoming blockbuster The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. We’ve heard some of her handiwork in her solo cut “Yellow Flicker Beat” as well as “This Is Not A Game,” her collaboration with the Chemical Brothers and Miguel. The entire soundtrack tracklist has been revealed.. It’s impressive! Check it out below.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Soundtrack Tracklist
01 Stromae – “Meltdown” (Feat. Lorde, Pusha T, Q-Tip, And HAIM)
02 CHVRCHES – “Dead Air”
03 Tove Lo – “Scream My Name”
04 Charli XCX – “Kingdom” (Feat. Simon Le Bon)
05 [Track 5]
06 Raury – “Lost Souls”
07 Lorde – “Yellow Flicker Beat”
08 Tinashé – “The Leap”
09 Bat For Lashes – “Plan The Escape”
10 Grace Jones – “Original Beast”
11 Lorde – “Flicker (Kanye West Rework)”
12 XOV – “Animal”
13 The Chemical Brothers – “This Is Not A Game (Feat. Miguel And Lorde)”
14 Lorde – “Ladder Song”
The Brit nailed all of Azalea’s verses on the live version of what was actually the house duo GTA’s official “Fancy” remix. Thankfully, a fan snagged video footage on their phone for everyone else to see. Unfortunately it was filmed vertically, but beggars can’t be choosers. Sucker will now hit shelves on December 16.
Charli XCX is gearing up for her hotly anticipated sophomore album Sucker, Dec. 16. On Monday (Oct. 6), she dropped a brand-new track called “London Queen,” which she says was inspired by the Ramones.
… and zero f#@ks were given. “The song is inspired by a lot of the things I was listening to whilst in Sweden at the end of last year,” Charli told BuzzFeed. “I spent about a month making a punk record and covering songs by Swedish punk bands like Snuffed By The Yakuza and stuff. This song was written when I came out of the other side of that punk phase and translated it into something more pop. Obviously, it’s about not giving a fuck.”
Charli XCX’s sophomore album, Sucker, to be released in October. Listen Below
British singer and songwriter Charli XCX is becoming well known for her hitmaking abilities. XCX wrote Icona Pop’s song “I Love It”, feature on Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” and now with her smash hit “Boom Clap” from The Fault in Our Stars’ soundtrack. Listen below to Charli XCX cover the Bow Wow Wow classic “I Want Candy”
After months of writing and recording new material, Hilary announced she had signed a record deal in March of this year. While the label has yet to be announced, it’s a major step forward for Hilary who has been unsigned since she left Hollywood Records in 2008.
While she was originally planning on releasing an EDM-influenced album, in May she told MTV News that her new music now has an “earthy, indie-pop” sound.
Last year the singer-songwriter tweeted her desire to write for Hilary’s upcoming album. While there Hilary’s team never publicly responded, Charli doesn’t seem deterred — in January she told BANG Showbiz that writing for Hilary “would be awesome.” Maybe the with “Fancy” blowing up the charts, Hilary will finally start paying attention.
While Hilary might not work with Charli XCX, at least we know she’s worked with another indie-darling-turned-major-popstar: Ed Sheeran. That’s right, Hilary recorded a song written by Taylor Swift’s BFF! In May she Instagrammed a picture of herself in the recording studio with Sheeran.
It’s been ten years since “So Yesterday” made her a major pop star but instead of trying to forget the past, Hilary’s trying to relive it! She’s confirmed this month that she’s reteaming with “So Yesterday” writer Lauren Christy to write songs for the new album.
The album may have an “indie-pop vibe” but Hilary is working with some of the best hitmakers in the business. A shortlist of songwriters includes Ian Kirkpatrick, Toby Gad, Lindy Robbins and Billy Mann.
While Hilary is working with some of the best songwriters in the business, she’s clearly taking a hands-on approach to the songwriting process. She’s credited as a co-writer on all the new songs registered with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
Between Hilary’s Instagram and the songs registered with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, we already know the titles of twelve songs: “Better Days,” “Hurts,” “Outlaw,” “Tearing Down Walls,” “Take It For What It Is,” “Breathing Room,” “Northern Star,” “Night Like This,” “Snow Globe,” “This Heart,” “Wild Night Out” and “It All Starts Tonight.”
Back in March Hilary posted photo of herself in the recording studio on Instagram. In the caption, she wrote, “‘Night like this’ complete now need a male vocal! Any takers?” Here’s to hoping she found a singing partner!
If you were curious to hear how she feels about her separation from husband Mike Comrie, it looks like you’ll get your answer in the form of a song. Between the lyrics she’s been posting on Instagram and all the song titles, she doesn’t appear to be holding anything back.
Last month music producer Jerrod Bettis posted an instrumental snippet of new Hilary song to his Instagram. When news of the clip broke, he took the clip down but not before a quick-acting fan uploaded it to YouTube.
Fans have been waiting for this album for the better part of a decade. Hilary released her last album, Dignity, in 2007. While there have been soundtrack singles and a “Best Of” album, it’s been over seven years since Hilary’s last major release. Her fans have been waiting a long time to make this new album — whatever it sounds like — a major hit.