The Hunger Games movie trilogy began in 2012, creating the springboard not only for Jennifer Lawrence’s fame but also for a whole new Twilight-sized cinematic obsession.
The newest movie release, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, comes out on November 22, just three days after the release of the soundtrack, which houses tracks from such big name artists as Coldplay and Christina Aguilera. The first soundtrack, The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and sold 480,000 copies according to Nielson SoundScan. The Taylor Swift single, “Safe & Sound,” won a Grammy Award for best song written for visual media and led the album. We took a look at a few of the tracks listed and made some predictions on how they will be used in the film.
- “Atlas” – Coldplay
British rockers Coldplay recorded “Atlas” specifically for Catching Fire, a first for the band who have never recorded anything for a movie before. Our guess is that this track is about J Law’s character, Katniss Everdeen, who becomes the face of the revolution in a post-apocalyptic nation.
- “Elastic Heart” – Sia
Australian solo artist Sia Furler – just Sia is her stage name – lent her dreamy vocals for the third song on this soundtrack. It’s our guess that this on eis about Katniss’ relationship with Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and Gale (Liam Hemsworth). Katniss is expected to keep up appearances with a public relationship with Peeta, while she actually has feelings for Gale.
- “We Remain” – Christina Aguilera
Pop superstar Christina Aguilera took a break from being a coach on singing competition show The Voice to record “We Remain,” for the Catching Fire soundtrack. It’s our guess that this track is where Katniss realizes there is a full on revolution because the Capitol – a group with tight political control over the nation – has destroyed her home.
Although we’re excited for the new release we still have one burning question, what made author Suzanne Collins think names like Katniss and Peeta were a good idea?
Catching Fire the movie hits theaters Nov. 22, while the soundtrack will release on Nov. 19.
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