New Single: Lorde – ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’

Yes, it’s about time! In case you have been living under a rock, Lorde has been curating the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. So, who happens to have first dibs on the first single from the album? Lorde, of course! Without further ado, I present to you, ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’.

It starts and ends as a hymn, but in between all that…nothing, but the booming hip-hop flavored sound we’ve come to expect from Ella. There’s something new this time though. ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’ relies HEAVILY on synths. I know Lorde has been struggling to not re-create her debut album for her sophomore album, but it sounds like she’s found her jumping off point.

When it comes to the theme of the single, anyone could have guessed it’s from Katniss’s point of view. War is brewing and Katniss is the general. To say Lorde as capture the essence of the character is an understatement.

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