Lorde has just blessed the Internet with the first track of her curated soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, called “Yellow Flicker Beat.” It’s pretty obvious why Lorde chose to include the sexy track, given that she both wrote and recorded it. It starts off slow and quiet, with Lorde’s husky voice taking center stage, but given that this is the lead single for a major action blockbuster and has the word ‘beat’ in its title, you know the relative calm won’t last. And it doesn’t. At around the one-minute mark, the song explodes into the anthem a hero like Katniss deserves. In a statement about the song, Lorde described her process:
it’s my first offering from what i hope will be a soundtrack you love. it’s my attempt at getting inside her head, katniss’. i hope you like it.