It’s been promoted for weeks now, and it’s finally here. Lorde’s new song “Yellow Flicker Beat” is from the OST of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. Although, a very LOTR-style cover art might mislead some.
The first two Hunger Games films were accompanied by killer soundtracks (curated by alt-rock/folksy T.Bone Burnett and indie-rock/pop Alex Patsavas respectively) so I’m expecting the same level of excellence with this one, but we don’t get to hear the whole set till November.
Well, the song itself is very Lorde. Her voice is loomy and filled with her preternatural wisdom. The chorus is something that takes some time catch on, but you know that with enough listens you too will hum along. She does have a knack for catchy basslines, as heard in “Royals”, “Team”, and “Tennis Court’. This one is no exception: