New Coldplay song to be featured in 'Catching Fire'

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The first Hunger Games soundtrack snagged Grammy-nominated contributions from some of music’s heaviest hitters — including Arcade Fire, Neko Case, The Decemberists, Kid Cudi, Maroon 5, Miranda Lambert, and Taylor Swift.

Now it’s looking like the sequel may be just as big: Coldplay announced today that they’ll be debuting a new song on the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The song is called “Atlas.” Here’s a page with its scribbled lyrics, courtesy of Coldplay frontman Chris Martin:

“Caught in the fire, say oh/We’re about to explode” — sounds like somebody read the book!

“I have great respect and admiration for Coldplay, and we are thrilled with how well they have connected to the themes and ideas within the film,” Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence said in a statement. “Their unwavering passion and excitement for the project elevated the collaboration even further, and we can’t wait to share this music with audiences around the world.”

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire blazes into theaters Nov. 22. Thankfully, fans won’t have to wait that long to hear the soundtrack’s first single — “Atlas” will be released via digital download Aug. 26.

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