The world’s awesomest prom queen returns Oct. 18 — and this time, the Stephen King classic gets an appropriately 2013-y soundtrack update.
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Not too long ago, the most coveted soundtrack slot was for a series of movies about a sullen teenage girl who really wanted to marry a boring vampire. But artists both indie and mainstream are now clamoring for spots attached to the new cool YA franchise (with a way more badass girl at the helm).
Catching Fire, the latest film in The Hunger Games series, has already seen its soundtrack album set in motion with a lead single, Coldplay’s “Atlas,” and now the full tracklisting has been revealed — including new songs from the Lumineers, Of Monsters and Men, Lorde, The Weeknd, Imagine Dragons, and Ellie Goulding.
Also on the roster? Former genie in a bottle and current Voice coach Christina Aguilera, who announced via Twitter that she has recorded a brand new song called “We Remain” specifically for Catching Fire:
“Love the underlying message of the Hunger Games,” she wrote. “‘We Remain’ is special new song, its message to my fans & how I connect w/ the movie, alike.”
Find the full tracklisting after the jump:
As serious-movie season approaches, so does serious-movie-soundtrack season.
One of the most buzzed-about is Robert Redford’s open-water drama All Is Lost, which our own Owen Gleiberman called “haunting.” Alexander Ebert, leader of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, did the entire score, and one song, called “Amen,” is streaming online now.
Give it a listen below:
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:
It’s been nine years since Austin post-rockers Explosions in the Sky did the soundtrack for Friday Night Lights, but now they’re at it again for another Lone Star State movie.
The band, who are hitting the road this fall with Nine Inch Nails, teamed up with fellow Austinite David Wingo to score Prince Avalanche, a movie written and directed by fellow Texan David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, George Washington).
The movie, starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch, comes out August 9, while the soundtrack hits streets August 6 — but you can hear it now exclusively here.
Take a listen to the full soundtrack below, and read on for our chat with Explosions member Munaf Rayani:
In the not-too-distant future, Here Is Something Beautiful (etc. — an animated movie based on the life of influential underground writer and poet Richard Brautigan — will be hitting the festival circuit, and not without some fanfare.
The movie, directed by Anthony Lucero and Paul Swensen, will feature evocative rotoscoped animation (see: the Richard Linklater films Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly), and will feature appearances from Jeff Bridges, Neil Gaiman, Wim Wenders, and more — as well as an original score from acclaimed NYC singer-songwriter Emily Wells.
As a preview, Wells’ has a new video for her single “Darlin'” that features a full scene from the film, and you can watch it exclusively here. Like the movie itself, the video’s directed by Anthony Lucero and animated by Jun Awakawa, offering fans a first look at the movie’s visuals. The scene is inspired by Brautigan’s short story “Times Square in Montana,” taken from his book The Tokyo-Montana Express. The song itself (taken from her recent album Mama Acoustic Recordings) is simple and spare, with Wells’ quietly compelling voice nicely complementing the scene’s absorbing animation.
Take a look at the video below:
Edie Brickell‘s been having a good year: In addition to releasing an album and currently touring with funnyman-slash-bluegrass dude Steve Martin, she’s got two new songs on the upcoming soundtrack for The Way Way Back, starring Steve Carell, Toni Collette, and Sam Rockwell — one of which, called “For the Time Being,” you can hear exclusively here: READ FULL STORY
Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy aren’t the only bad girls bring The Heat this summer. Their buddy-cop comedy hits screens this Friday, but the movie’s soundtrack drops tomorrow, with renegade ladies Kreayshawn, Angel Haze, and Kimbra supplying some of the top tracks.
Also on it? Santigold‘s brand-new original “Rock This,” which you can hear exclusively here:
When Christopher Nolan first approached his Dark Knight trilogy and Inception composer about writing the music for the upcoming Superman movie Man of Steel, Hans Zimmer turned down the opportunity.
“I was the reluctant bride on this one,” Zimmer recently told reporters. “It’s an American icon. The John Williams [Superman] score was iconic, and I think it’s some of John’s best work. [I thought,] ‘Do I really want to follow in those footsteps?'”
But now the epic movie music maestro is very pleased that he ultimately signed on for what he called an “intimidating” task, and one reason is because it’s led to another chance for him and Nolan, who produced Man of Steel, to push the technology in their field. The deluxe soundtrack for Man of Steel was released today and features a new audio technology which creates a surround sound experience through regular headphones. It’s the first album to feature this new technology, called DTS Headphone:X. READ FULL STORY