As previously reported, Arcade Fire contributed an original song, entitled “Abraham’s Daughter”, to the soundtrack for the upcoming film Hunger Games. It marks the band’s first piece of new music since the release of their CoS Top Star-earning LP The Suburbs. Right now, you can stream “Abraham’s Daughter” at EW.com. Update: The stream appears to have been removed from EW, but you can still listen to the song here.
Speaking about his inspiration for the track with EW, Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler said, “I tried to put myself in the headspace of how excited I’d be if this film was coming out when I was 15. I still remember hearing Radiohead’s “Exit Music (for a Film)” in [Baz Luhrmann’s] Romeo + Juliet when I was that age.”
Spanning 16 tracks, the soundtrack also features The Decemberists, Kid Cudi, Neko Case, Glen Hansard, The Low Anthem, The Secret Sisters, and Carolina Chocolate Drops, among others. In addition, Arcade Fire contributed an orchestra piece, “Horn of Plenty”, which will appear in the film itself.
The soundtrack will be released on March 20th, three days prior to the film’s release on March 23rd. Pre-orders are now ongoing at iTunes.