Catching Fire is going to be epic — not only cinematographically speaking, but musically. Major motion pictures of this nature tend to wrangle great artists for their soundtracks. This album will be no different, especially with a contribution from Lorde. Tears for Fears‘ 1986 classic “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” has gotten a gloomy makeover by our favorite young sensation, and while the native Kiwi may not have even been born when the original came out, she certainly brings her A game.
Lorde has successfully taken the new wave pop song off it’s Zoloft. Now laced with somber lyrics, heavy drums and heart racing synths, this version shoves you to the edge of your seat. You would be lying to yourself and everyone you know if you didn’t immediately imagine Katniss running through the arena, dipping, diving, dodging and ducking from the wrath of the JabberJays and those creepy orange monkey mutations. My heart is literally racing right now — I hope she makes it. Take part in the action and stream below.
STREAM: Lorde – “Everybody Wants to Rule the World (Tears For Fears Cover)”