Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men was able to gush about their contribution to the official soundtrack of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Their song is entitled Silhouettes. Here’s what band member Ragnar þórhallsson can say about the song and their involvment in the franchise.
“We had been traveling for a long time and away from our family and doing something we had never done before, so that was kind of how we related to the story,” þórhallsson told MTV News. “So this is all based on our experience.”
I think that’s stronger than digging into and dissecting the book and writing a song about one scene or something,” þórhallsson said. “It’s more about the feeling of the whole story.”
“A thousand silhouettes/ Dancing on my chest/ No matter where I sleep/ You are haunting me,” sings the band’s Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir over an increasingly tortured beat.
“Being away from your home and your family and your girlfriend and stuff like that [is hard],” þórhallsson said. “I think this song touches on that. Definitely.”
“Writing about what’s out there without knowing what’s out there. I think now that we’ve seen what’s out there… and how we feel about being away [from home], it kind of turns around a bit. I’m not sure what the next album will sound like….but we know more about the world, so it’s probably going to be a lot different from the first, I think. Maybe a bit more personal.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), Coldplay will receive the Hollywood Song Award for their contribution to soundtrack of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack entitled “Atlas.” The award- winning group will perform the song during the 17th annual Hollywood Film Awards on October 21, 2013 at Beverly Hilton.
For more information, read the full report here.
Stereogum has reported that The National will add up the song “Lean” in the upcoming soundtrack of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The song was originally titled “Dying is Easy.” Lean will be added on the recently released song by Coldplay entitled “Atlas,” which you could listen here.
According to the artist:
The song almost didn’t make it because it was too dark for The Hunger Games soundtrack, which I thought was sort of funny because it’s about killing kids. I don’t know how a song can be darker than that. So we had to change the name of the song; I actually like the name ‘Lean.’… You know, I get it. It was a really fun project… It was a cool change from how we normally work on things, to write something for something else. It was kind of a pressure release thing, and it was fun.”
In case you missed it, Coldplay will contribute the song “Atlas” for the official soundtrack of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. You can see a lyric video of the song from Vevo below. If you wanted to purchase the song, you can buy it on this link
T-Bone Burnett confirms in a recent interview with the Rolling Stone that he will not return to produce the soundtrack of “The Hunger Games” sequel Catching Fire. Find out why from the interview excerpt below:
I wanted to congratulate you on the Grammy nod[For Hunger Games].
Thank you very much, that’s very kind of you.
Are you gonna have any involvement with the Hunger Games sequel?
No, I’m not. You know, that was a period of time – I’m not gonna do anymore of that stuff for a few moments.
Read the rest of the interview here.