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Lykke Li and Woodkid team up for “Never Let You Down” — listen

on March 09, 2015, 11:33am

Photo by Heather Kaplan

Next week will see the release of the star-studded soundtrack to Insurgent, the forthcoming sequel to Divergent. Already we’ve heard the M83 and HAIM collaboration “Holes in the Sky”; now comes “Never Let You Down”, the joint track from Lykke Li and French singer-songwriter Woodkid.

Led by gorgeous, pitch-perfect harmonies and the somber hum of a piano, it’s a track that’s equal parts haunting and dramatic, ideal for Veronica Roth’s apocalyptic sci-fi flick. Li’s no stranger to gripping ballads (see last year’s excellent I Never Learn), but “Never Let You Down” proves that she can convey sincere, emotional depth in pretty much any setting — even a big-budget blockbuster. Listen in below.

The Insurgent soundtrack is due out on March 17th via Interscope. The film, meanwhile, hits theaters on March 20th.

Insurgent OST Tracklist:
01. Holes in the Sky – M83 feat. Haim
02. Blood Hands – Royal Blood
03. Never Let You Down – Woodkid feat. Lykke Li
04. The Heart of You – Anna Calvi
05. Sacrifice – Zella Day
06. Carry Me Home – SOHN
07. Warriors – Imagine Dragons
08. Convergence Score from Insurgent – Joseph Trapanese

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