The Hunger Games
is boasting a Twilight
-level soundtrack, with original contributions from a variety of current artists, including the indie games tribute from District Canada, Arcade Fire
. Their original composition, "Abraham's Daughter," is floating around the internet today, just a couple of weeks before the release of the movie/soundtrack, and IT'S GOOD! EXTRA POINT! Anyone who is familiar with the tone of the story, or anyone who is a fan of the Fire, this track really hits the target, Katniss-style.
Arcade Fire's specific style, mixed with the emotional weight of the Games themselves, makes for good listening, no matter what your level of involvement. Kids killing each other for sport is oddly appropriate subject material for the band.
Win Butler, predictably, gave an epic explanation of the band's thought process while creating "Abraham's Daughter."
"I tried to put myself in the headspace of how excited I'd be if this film was coming out when I was 15. I still remember hearing Radiohead's "Exit Music (for a Film)" in [Baz Luhrmann's] Romeo + Juliet when I was that age."
"Our whole approach was to get into the world and try to create something that serves the story and the film," he continued. "There's something in the story of Abraham and Isaac that I think resonates with the themes in the film, like sacrificing children. So we made a weird, alternate-universe version of that, where its as if Abraham had a daughter - kind of a metaphor for Katniss."
Check it out: