19 Apr

It looks like the soundtrack to The Hunger Games is a pretty amazing thing, with songs from The Civil Wars, Glen Hansard and The Decemberists on there. I’ve read the trilogy but not managed to make it to see the film yet, despite being employed to work with young people (I know, shocking right? Maybe I should go and see it this afternoon and put it on expenses), so I don’t know how this all fits in on screen.

That said, though, I love Arcade Fire’s contribution to the soundtrack, which is called Abraham’s Daughter. It’s a moody thing that sounds like it could have come straight out of the 80s, but the female vocal and quasi-Biblical lyrics are perfect, both given the content of the book and as a piece of music. Arcade Fire have always done that kind of cult-like intensity brilliantly; you just need to listen to their critique of American evangelical culture in the under-rated album Neon Bible to hear that. This is them on top form:

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Posted by on 19/04/2012 in God, Music, Other


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