The Hunger Games Companion album, Songs from District 12 and Beyond is coming to our ears piece by piece. We’ve heard and seen the video for the lead single off the album, Safe & Sound by Taylor Swift Featuring the Civil Wars. We have also had the opportunity to listen to the Decembrists track, One Engine as well as Tomorrow Will be Kinder from The Secret Sisters. Today, EW is revealing the first listen for Arcade Fire’s Contribution, ‘Abraham’s Daughter’ They also had the opportunity to speak to the group about their track for the Companion album.
Arcade frontman Win Butler spoke to EW about his inspiration for the song, which will play over the movie’s closing credits: “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 continued. ”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.”
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