Lorde has seen a sudden rise to fame this past year, starting with her break-out and debut single "Royals" in mid-2013. Since then, she's become somewhat of a hip-hop darling, with countless remixes,Â and she's also proven herself with her debut full-length album Pure Heroine. Now she's making some business moves, as sheÂ was tapped to curate the new soundtrack for the "Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 1" film.
While the movieÂ doesn't hit theatres for another two months, today Lorde has released the first single from the soundtrack. "Yellow Flicker Beat", Lorde says, is "my attempt at getting inside her head, Katnissâ. i hope you like it."
Give it a listen.
I'm a princess cut from marble, smoother than a storm
And the scars that mark my body, they're silver and gold
My blood is a flood of rubies, precious stones
It keeps my veins hot, the fires find a home in me
I move through town, I'm quiet like a fire
And my necklace is of opal, I tie it and untie it