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Lorde Sings Haunting Hunger Games Mockingjay Song (Listen!)

Lorde, the New Zealand singing sensation released the lead single to the new Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1. (Photo: Getty)

Lorde, the New Zealand singing sensation released the lead single to the new ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1’. (Photo: Getty)

New Zealand singing sensation Lorde has released her track from “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1” soundtrack, a haunting tune that’s designed to “get inside the head” of lead character Katniss Everdeen.

Lorde, real name Ella Yelich-O’Connor, released the song this morning (Sept. 29) on YouTube.

“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,” she wrote on her Tumblr page. “I hope you like it.”

The song is meant to capture Katniss’s fortitude and strength. Here’s the opening stanza:

I’m a princess cut from marble, smoother than a storm
And the scars that mark my body
they’re silver and gold.

If you like Lorde’s moody Goth style, yes, you’ll definitely like it. The song reflects the same dark style of her album Pure HeroineLorde Sings Haunting Hunger Games Mockingjay Song (Listen!) 1.

Lorde was tapped by over the summer to assemble the soundtrack album and was allowed tohand-pick the artists. Her song “Yellow Flicker Beat” is the lead single.

Lorde follows Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars, who contributed to the soundtrackLorde Sings Haunting Hunger Games Mockingjay Song (Listen!) 2 for the first movie “The Hunger Games.”

The movie, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Liam Hemsworth , Elizabeth Banks and Donald Sutherland, opens in the United States on Nov. 14.

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