New Arcade Fire Song From The Hunger Games “Abraham’s Daughter”

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Over the weekend one of the two Arcade Fire songs to appear on this year’s soundtrack to The Hunger Games big screen adaptation debuted online. The track, “Abraham’s Daughter”, is embedded here:

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly Arcade Fire frontman explained the process he went through when writing “Abraham’s Daughter” for the teen movie. “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 Romeo + Juliet when I was that age,” Butler said. “Our whole approach was to get into the world and try to create something that serves the story and the film. 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 it’s as if Abraham had a daughter — kind of a metaphor for [Hunger Games character] Katniss.”

Arcade Fire are also contributing the orchestral “Horn of Plenty” to the T Bone Burnett produced soundtrack which is due for release on the 20th March.

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