When Pop Stars Make Soundtracks: A Brief History

When Pop Stars Make Soundtracks: A Brief History
When the creators of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 approached Lorde about contributing to the film, their intention was simple: Create a powerful song in line with Taylor Swift's "Safe & Sound" and Coldplay's "Atlas," lead singles from the franchise's first and second film, respectively, and be on your merry way. No more, no less. And yet, when the New Zealand-born singer met with director Francis Lawrence about the project, he found himself blown away by her deep connection to the material and, suddenly, merely writing an end-credits track wasn't nearly enough. "I sat down with Lorde on the set of Mockingjay this spring and I was immediately struck by...
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