Outside of “Marvel’s The Avengers,” there is probably no film more anticipated that this spring’s “The Hunger Games.” We can’t wait to check out the adventures of Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence). We’re also excited for the soundtrack. Especially after listening to Arcade Fire’s contribution to it.
“Abraham’s Daughter” will play over the end credits of the film, opening March 23rd, but you can listen to it right now. Front man Win Butler tells EW, “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 [Baz Luhrmann‘s] ‘Romeo + Juliet’ when I was that age.”
“Our whole approach was to get into the world and try to create something that serves the story and the film, he continues. “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 Katniss.” The album hits stores on March 20th.