I’m probably a week late from my Track of the Week posts, but last week, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire premiered, and as a fan of the trilogy, of course I went to see it on the very first day of its premiere. If there was an advanced screening I probably would have lined up for that, too.
In case you haven’t seen it, the movie was good. It was better than the first one too, and sure, there weren’t still enough time for the average movie goer (and non-reader) to fall in love with Peeta (aside from his gorgeous jaw, thanks to Josh Hutcherson), the thrill and the sense of urgency in the book was captured in the film.
You know what else they managed to do better in the second movie? The soundtrack. It is a goldmine! Coldplay, Of Monsters and Men, The Wknd, Phantogram, The Lumineers, Mikky Ekko, Ellie Goulding, The National, Lorde, Imagine Dragons – seriously, whoever produced this, are you making my day? The first soundtrack was a little bit too Taylor Swift-y, and even if “Safe and Sound” is haunting and nice, Catching Fire‘s soundtrack trumps The Hunger Games.
And since the album is oozing with goodness, it was hard for me to pick one to feature, especially if I already have an artist bias for Mikky Ekko, Of Monsters and Men and The Wknd. But to be fair, Phantogram’s “Lights” is one of the early favorites, but The Lumineers’ “Gale Song” is so beautiful, I would run the risk of being Team Gale (I’m Team Peeta all the way though).
Have a listen.
I’m such a sucker for this kind of lyric – kinda reminds me of Mumford and Sons’ “Where Are You Now?”: I hear stories of your smile/ I hear stories of your frown. I always found that heartbreaking. Also, btw, the lyric to this song to Gale’s point of view? Spot on.