When I first heard the queen named Lorde would be curating the original soundtrack, I thought this could be interesting. Songs that you can have weird hand dance moves to and haunted by noises you didn't know your ears could hear. After listening to the soundtrack, it's a mix of everything. The opening track (Meltdown) features Stromae, Lorde, Pusha T, Q-Tip and HAIM. When you read that line up for a single track it's easy to go WTF! But it works, especially when you think of it in terms of The Hunger Games. If you scrapped the original score, you could get a little hyped while Katniss is blowing the shit out of things. Lorde might have been around Kanye a bit from the influences of tracks and it's arrangement, but he's a genius right?
Kanye makes an appearance by Yeezus-ifying Flicker. Even though he has no vocals, you can feel the presence of post-Graduation Kanye in collaboration with Lorde.
Major Lazer aka Diplo aka Bubble Butt even makes an appearance on the soundtrack with Ariana Grande. Sounds like the drum machine and samples were recorded in a African safari, but Diplo can do no wrong. The track is a getaway and could set off your next house paint party.
When's the last time you heard a Chemical Brothers song? If you enjoyed Push The Button with Q-Tip, you'll love This Is Not A Game featuring Miguel. Lorde even haunts the track with "There It Is" and the drops are the chilling sound of a charge of an industrialized army invading your town.
Most of these tracks may not get radio play, but who gives a fuck. Go to your local record store, buy, and hear Tove Lo, Charli XCX, CHURCHES, and many more with brand new tracks for your enjoyment.
Check out the theme song by Lorde - Yellow Flicker Beat.