The soundtrack to one of most anticipated movies of the year, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, has something for everyone. It includes an impressive artist list that ranges in genre throughout the record and lyrics that contains deep meaning with the book.
Lorde, the singer of the moment, captivates your attention with a cover of “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”. The dark tense themes match that of the movie, and her vocals make you feel every word she sings lyrics such as, “Welcome to your life, There’s no turning back, Even while we sleep, We will find you.”
Ellie Goulding’s high piercing vibrato makes a statement with “Mirror” and she said, “I actually wrote about someone, and then I converted it slightly for ‘Hunger Games,’ because I spoke to the director, and he loved the song so much and wanted it to be about the film.” The song features lyrics about a girl on fire, talking about Katniss.
Imagine Dragon’s Track “Who We Are” has a fast beat, while “Atlas” by Coldplay moves slow with powerful lyrics that Billboard says, “… abstractly touch upon main characters Katniss and Peeta’s mutual reliance.”
Titles of some songs such as “Shooting Arrows at The Sky”, “Gale Song, and “Capital Letter” contain lyrics giving you insight on the movie, including events and the characters. Indie beats, prominent guitar sounds, and revolutionary tones make each single on this record stand out.
“Elastic Heart” by Sia featuring The Weeknd and Diplo is an indie pop track, with lyrics “And I will stay up through the night, Let’s be clear, I won’t close my eyes, And I know that I can survive, I walked through fire to save my life, And I want it, I want my life so bad” describes the Hunger Games and what is going through the minds of the tribunes chosen to compete.
With so many choices to choose from, it will be difficult to pick a favorite. With fifteen emotional tracks, you will find yourself thinking of parts of the movie and book, which is what I would say a successful soundtrack should do.