It appears to be Lorde Day on Stereogum, and that can only be a good thing. The Lorde-curated soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 comes out in a few days, and its tracks are hitting the internet quickly enough that it’s been hard to process them. Lorde’s solo track “Yellow Flicker Beat” is the soundtrack’s lead single, and there’s also a Kanye West remix of that song and a confusing Lorde/Miguel/Chemical brothers collab called “This Is Not A Game.” The latest leak is “Meltdown,” a breezy, synthy track on which Lorde teams up with the Belgian dance-popper Stromae, the sneering Clipse rapper Pusha T, the butter-voiced hip-hop legend Q-Tip, and the great California sister act HAIM. Given the random-ass lineup, the song should be a total mess, but it actually comes together nicely. Listen below.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack is out 11/18 on Republic.