Huge news this morning with word that Coldplay will be releasing the very first track from the official soundtrack album for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire later this month.
It’s the first time Coldplay has ever recorded an original song for a motion picture. It’s called ATLAS and will be available on August 26.
Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence says he has “great respect and admiration for Coldplay,” adding that they are thrilled with how well they have connected to the themes and ideas within the film.
“Their unwavering passion and excitement for the project elevated the collaboration even further, and we can’t wait to share this music with audiences around the world.”
“We are so honored that Coldplay, one of the iconic rock bands of our generation, will perform the first song out on the new soundtrack,” said Tracy McKnight, Lionsgate’s Head of Film Music. “Knowing that Chris Martin is a fan of the books makes this even more meaningful. The Coldplay single underscores the stature of recording artists we’ve assembled for this powerful soundtrack.”
Monte Lipman, Chairman & CEO of Republic Records, stated, “The creative alliance between Coldplay and The Hunger Games franchise will create a level of excitement and anticipation of epic proportions.”
Check out the lyrics tweeted by Coldplay earlier today
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