Olivia Rodrigo joins ‘The Ballad of Songbird and Snakes’ soundtrack

Not a undesirable idea, appropriate? Olivia Rodrigo has created and recorded the characteristic tune for the forthcoming Hunger Video games prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.

Lionsgate shared the major information all through a takeover of Instances Sq. in New York City on Wednesday evening. Stars Rachel Zegler, Tom Blyth, and Josh Andrés Rivera made shock appearances to rejoice the first day of ticket revenue for the dystopian romance drama, which hits theaters Nov. 17. Hear to a snippet of Rodrigo’s ballad, titled “Are unable to Capture Me Now,” beneath.

The comprehensive song drops Nov. 3.

Alongside with a new sneak peek at the movie and music, the takeover also showcased a choir overall performance of the franchise’s “The Hanging Tree,” a haunting ballad from composer James Newton Howard that attributes additional prominently in the music-weighty prequel, live from the legendary Crimson Measures at Father Duffy Sq..

Rodrigo, a Grammy winner who burst into the zeitgeist with her hit 2021 solitary “drivers license,” recently released her 2nd studio album Guts, a follow-up to the acclaimed Bitter, in September. Earlier Hunger Game titles artists have bundled Taylor Swift (“Harmless & Audio” feat. The Civil Wars), Lorde (“All people Desires to Rule the World”), and Coldplay (“Atlas”).

Olivia Rodrigo.
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“From the very beginning of this franchise, we have been fortuitous to catch the attention of some of the world’s most proficient recording artists whose audio has accentuated and complemented the drama of the movies even though underscoring the emotional pounds carried by the characters,” director Francis Lawrence claimed in a statement. “With her remarkably charged lyrics and urgent voice, Olivia Rodrigo faucets into all of that as significantly as any artist right now. She’s an absolute thrill to perform with and we couldn’t be additional energized that her audio is a portion of the motion picture.”

The prequel follows a teenage Coriolanus Snow (Blyth) many years before his change as tyrannical president of Panem. It is really the 10th once-a-year Hunger Games, and younger Snow have to mentor District 12 woman tribute Lucy Grey Baird (Zegler). A great deal like with Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen and Josh Hutcherson’s Peeta Mellark, indifference soon gives way to enjoy amongst the two.

Rachel Zegler and Tom Blyth star as Lucy Grey Baird and youthful Coriolanus Snow in ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’.
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“[Katniss’] attract to Peeta is this shared trauma,” Francis Lawrence suggests in EW’s Songbirds and Snakes deal with story. “You go by way of an knowledge collectively and truly feel far more comprehended by that particular person than anyone else. It truly is the same here.” With Coriolanus and Lucy Gray, “there’s this mutual need,” he adds. “He requirements her to earn and survive so he wins. She requires him to help her earn and endure so she survives.” But also, it truly is intricate. “You will find manipulation on both of those sides.”

The Starvation Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes hits theaters Nov. 17. Check out a snippet of Rodrigo’s music earlier mentioned.

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