Lorde to Curate Soundtrack, Write First Single for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1’

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - APRIL 05: Lorde performs on stage during the 2014 Lollapalooza Brazil at Autodromo de Interlagos on April 5, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
Lorde performed on stage during the 2014 Lollapalooza Brazil at Autodromo de Interlagos on April 5 in Sao Paulo. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
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The buzz surrounding the Nov. 21 release of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” continues with today’s announcement that Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Lorde will curate the soundtrack for the film.

“Curating the soundtrack for such a hotly-anticipated film was a challenge, but I jumped at the chance,” Lorde said in a statement. “The cast and story are an inspiration for all musicians participating and, as someone with cinematic leanings, being privy to a different creative process has been a unique experience. I think the soundtrack is definitely going to surprise people.”

The 17-year-old “Royals” singer will not only be hand-picking the featured artists for the Republic Records’ album, she’ll also be penning and recording its first single.

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“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,” the film’s director, Francis Lawrence, said in a statement.

“I can’t wait to share what she’s done with the fans—it is truly remarkable,” Lawrence added.

Lorde, a New Zealand native, has a busy few months ahead of her with her third national North American tour kicking off this fall, including a headlining stop at the fall edition of Boston Calling.