Music from THG: Catching Fire Teaser Trailer

Here’s the music from the official The Hunger Games: Catching Fire teaser trailer: “Beyond Fire” by T.T.L.

Enjoy. :]


James Newton Howard Says He’ll Return to Score ‘Catching Fire’

James Newton Howard composed the score for The Hunger Games film, and he’s now confirmed that he’ll be returning for Catching Fire. According to Film Music Reporter:

James Newton Howard has confirmed in a recent interview with and BSO Spirit (available to listen here) at last weekend’s Ghent Film Festival that he is attached to score the upcoming The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire. The composer has scored this year’s first part in the series and has also written the music for the sequel’s director Francis Lawrence’s previous two features I Am Legend and Water for Elephants.

If you listen to the audio of the interview, the very last question asked is if James will be returning for Catching Fire, and he answers “yes.”

Did you like the Hunger Games score? Are you glad James is returning for Catching Fire?

Behind The Hunger Games Soundtrack with producer Greg Wells

The man behind The Hunger Games SoundtrackGreg Wells, takes us into the development process used to create the music behind the blockbuster. Greg talks with PopMatters about collaborating with T. Bone Burnett, his favorite song on the album and more! Take a look!

As for the The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 and Beyond, “It was T-Bone’s idea to bring in another producer that was more in line with Top 40 radio, which sometimes I am, sometimes I’m not,” Wells says. “But I made it to the top of his list of who he should talk to.” The first task Burnett gave Wells was creating a version of the Taylor Swift/Civil Wars song, “Safe and Sound”, that would be different than the version on the soundtrack, and more appropriate for Top 40 radio.

Hunger Games Songs from District 12 and BeyondWells explains, “[Burnett] said, ‘I’m not going to come watch you work, I’m not going to sit over your shoulder. I think you should just take these vocals and take this main acoustic guitar track, and just do what feels right to you. When you feel like the cake is baked, or baked enough, I’ll come by your studio and give it a listen.’

“So that’s exactly what I did, I just followed my nose. And that’s pretty much what I do with whoever I’m working with. I try not to overthink things, I just sort of lead with my gut feeling. Continue reading

Video: The Civil Wars Perform ‘Kingom Come’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live

The Civil Wars were the musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and performed “Kingdom Come,” their song from The Hunger Games soundtrack.

Listen to ‘Deep In The Meadow’ Lullaby by Sting

Sting has done his own rendition of Rue’s Lullaby ‘Deep In The Meadow‘ from The Hunger Games. Take a listen to it here, and you can go to iTunes to download it!

Listen to “Horn of Plenty” by Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire’s “Horn of Plenty,” is a bit different from what we have previously heard in their “Abraham’s Daughter” track. “Horn of Plenty”  is the song recorded for the score rather than The Hunger Games OST, it’s an instrumental track that’s meant to be the national anthem of The Capitol of Panem. Check it out below and let us know what you think!

The Hunger Games Soundtrack and Original Score Available Now!

The Hunger Games Companion AlbumSongs from District 12 and Beyond has already been released. But now you can buy all of The Hunger Games albums!

The Hunger Games Original Score is now on sale at the Official Online Store for $13.98 for the CD, $11.98 for the digital album.

The Hunger Games Limited Collector’s Edition Sountrack is for sale, a physical CD for $17.98

New music from Taylor Swift, Arcade Fire, The Civil Wars and more! INCLUDES MOVIE POSTER & SET of 9 EXCLUSIVE HUNGER GAMES TRADING CARDS. CD unlocks EXCLUSIVE bonus song – “Deep In The Meadow (Lullaby)”.

You can purchase The Hunger Games music here!

Preview The Civil Wars Track from Hunger Games Soundtrack ‘Kingdom Come’

You can now listen to a 90-second preview of The Civil Wars’ song from the Hunger Games Soundtrack, “Kingdom Come”, at Entertainment Weekly.

“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.”

We love the sound of The Civil Wars! Where do you think this song fits into the film?

Track Listing for The Hunger Games Score

The Hunger Games Score is now available for pre-order at Barnes and Noble’s website. There is a full track listing of the songs included, which gives you some clues into the movie’s sequence.

Lionsgate Releases Hunger Games Production Notes with NEW Details: Music & Sound

Lionsgate released an 82 page (!) document of production notes for The Hunger Games film. And some very diligent fans spent time reading through it, scouring for some scoop! Among the goodies were the following sound credits:

Lyrics by Suzanne Collins
Music by T Bone Burnett and Simone Burnett
Performed by Jennifer Lawrence and Willow Shields

Written by Evgueni Galperine
Performed by Evgueni Galperine and Mariana Tootsie
Courtesy of Mathieu Gerault

Written by Win Butler and Régine Chassagne [of Arcade Fire]

Written by Gabriel Hubert, Saiph Graves, Amal Hubert, Tycho Cohran, Jafar Graves, Uttama Hubert, Seba Graves and Tarik Graves
Performed by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Courtesy of Honest Jon‘s Records Continue reading