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    Lorde Celebrated The "Pure Heroine" Anniversary By Releasing A New Song And It's Spectacular

    "Yellow Flicker Beat" from the new Hunger Games soundtrack. ASDFUINELKHOEGGKHH.

    Rejoice! The long global drought is over. Here's "Yellow Flicker Beat," the actual, brand new, original Lorde song recorded for the soundtrack to the next Hunger Games movie, "Mocking Jay Part 1."

    In case you forgot, Lorde has been chosen as the ~official~ curator of the new Hunger Games soundtrack, following her cover of "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" from Catching Fire last year.

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    “It’s so rewarding, but it blows my mind that this massive studio has just handed the reigns over to a 17-year-old,” she told Billboard of working on the soundtrack back in August. “I’ve literally been doing it by myself, contacting every artist, sorting everything out. I don’t know if I want to tell you anything yet! It’s very new. But there are some people on there that you’re going to be super surprised by. You’ll be like, what? I haven’t heard form them in ages… but in a great way.”

    "Yellow Flicker Beat" fits snugly into the Lorde repertoire — brooding, beat-driven and impervious — but has a midsection that explodes into big, pulsating synths — perfect for the arenas and stadiums the 17-year-old is already beginning to master.

    i'm sitting up in bed, moving through desert halfway between utah and las vegas. yesterday was our ninth show in eleven days. every night, after i play, and say hi, and take pictures, and i walk up the stairs and we go on our way, i set up in this little bed office. i work from midnight until late on the soundtrack, singing into my computer, listening to demos and final mixes. my bus sleeps. we are almost at the end, the point where this soundtrack gets taken away from me and becomes something real. i'm reminded of this day last year, when pure heroine came out in this country. the feeling of something very solitary that i had worked on spinning around and around further away from me, becoming someone else's, everyone's. the past year of my life has seen everything around me multiply in size and number - the stamps on my passport, the number of people i have to ask before i ride on the ferris wheel after my set at a festival, the decibels that follow me when i walk around in public. the other thing that's grown is me - my fitness, my mental stamina, my ability to think clearly and make decisions - but most of all, my capacity for love. the thousands upon thousands (wait, millions(?!!)) of you who bought pure heroine truly feel like friends to me - it's no coincidence i'm posting this note here, where i feel the most happy and safe online, the place where i laugh the most and where every day, i feel like people get me. i never knew i could feel such a warm heart for this many people at once. thankyou for hearing about me all those months ago, and sticking around. thankyou for being here.

    The Mockingjay soundtrack is in stores later this year and will no doubt include other amazing Lorde-approved songs that have yet to be announced.


    Until then, here for you, Lorde.