The Hunger Games- Mockingjay Part 1 Soundtrack

The new Hunger Games soundtrack track-listing was released yesterday and it looks absolutely fantastic. Another example of the brilliant mind of Lorde, who is curating the album.

1. Meltdown – Stromae ft. Lorde, Pusha T, Q-Tip & Haim

2. Dead Air – CHVRCHES

3. Scream My Name – Tove Lo

4. Kingdom – Charli XCX ft. Simon Le Bon

5. TO BE ANNOUNCED

6. Lost Souls – Raury

7. Yellow Flicker Beat – Lorde

8. The Leap – Tinashe

9. Plan The Escape (Son Lux Cover) – Bat For Lashes

10. Original Beast – Grace Jones

11. Flicker (Kanye West Rework) – Lorde

12. Animal – XOV

13. This Is Not A Game – The Chemical Brothers ft. Miguel

14. Ladder Song – Lorde

Let’s Talk About: Modern Day Love Songs

Have you ever listened to a song and after the one-hundreth listen, realize there was something really romantic about it in a completely untraditional and obscure way? I find myself thinking this with frequency lately. There is something so pleasant about so-called ‘modern day love songs.’ Songs that are not entirely in-your-face and sappy, but still contain an underlying and subtle message of love and romance. It’s really hard for me to type this because it sounds so damn cheesy, but it’s the truth. This generation, my generation, is experiencing love and life in a vastly different way than prior generations and music that is able to reflect those changes and interpret them in a way that is ‘romantic’ is a really refreshing thing. Maybe the first ten times you listen to songs like these, they don’t immediately strike you as the most lovey-dovey, but the modern day interpretation of relationships is something that is certainly undervalued. The quirky lyrics and skewed views of relationships are fresh, are realistic, and are greatly appreciated by people my age.

Honey & I- HAIM

A World Alone- Lorde

Hey Lover- Blake Mills

Sailboats- Brooke Fraser

Don’t Wanna Dance- MØ