In a recent press release, Lionsgate has revealed that British group Coldplay will contribute the track entitled “Atlas” for the official soundtrack of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which will be released in November 2013.
“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,” said filmmaker Francis Lawrence. “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.”
“We are so honored that Coldplay, one of the iconic rock bands of our generation, will perform the first song out on the new soundtrack,” said Tracy McKnight, Lionsgate’s Head of Film Music. “Knowing that Chris Martin is a fan of the books makes this even more meaningful. The Coldplay single underscores the stature of recording artists we’ve assembled for this powerful soundtrack.”
Monte Lipman, Chairman & CEO of Republic Records, stated, “The creative alliance between Coldplay and The Hunger Games franchise will create a level of excitement and anticipation of epic proportions.”
Here’s a sneak peek of the song’s lyrics.
Update: Coldplay’s track Atlas for the soundtrack of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be released on September 6, 2013.