Last night The Civil Wars were the musical guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live and performed Kingdom Come from The Hunger Games Soundtrack.
They also performed the title track from their album Barton Hallow.
Yesterday, we posted the first clips to all of the songs on The Hunger Games Companion Album, Songs of District 12 and beyond, including The Civil Wars track Kingdom Come. Now EW has an additional 90 second clip of the song, (which you can listen to here) a new interview with the duo describing the meanings behind the song and how it came together.
“It’s our homage to a survival song,” Williams told EW. “And also to trying to keep your cool and stay rational in a ridiculous situation,” White added. “It’s a little bit of ‘It’s going to be OK, it’s going to be all right, we’re going to make it through this,’ even when the situation around you is more dire than you’d care to admit. I think it’s how we all cope.”
“We wrote ‘Kingdom Come’ on the road in Jackson Hole, Wyoming,” he continues. “We were out there for a show, in one of the most beautiful places in the world. I think the landscape helped us capture the mood. We were unfettered, out in the middle of God’s country.”
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In addition to working with Taylor Swift on Safe and Sound for the soundtrack, The Civil Wars also have one of their own entitled Kingdom Come, which according to the credits for the film is due to appear somewhere in the movie. In a new interview with Digital Spy, the duo gives a bit of a tease about how the song came to be.
“Joy and I have read all the books and are big fans so we had a firm grasp about what we wanted to go after.
“We had the imagery in our head of rapid motion and the chase and so we had that energy in the back of our minds when we wrote the song. We’re really proud of it.”
“The books were all we really needed because they’re written in such a colourful, descriptive way that we could concoct a world of our own that could be well fleshed-out.”
White added: “We tried to make it where it could exist on its own too so it wouldn’t be so specific to the movie.”
We cannot wait to hear what this track sounds like! The Soundtrack for The Hunger Games, Songs from District 12 and Beyond will be released on March 20, 2012.
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