New Lorde Single "Yellow Flicker Beat" Out Next Week
Lorde took to Twitter today (Sept. 22) to announce her new single "Yellow Flicker Beat," which was written for the upcoming soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.
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— Lorde (@lordemusic) September 22, 2014
According to the tweet, the tune will drop Sept. 29 and it will be the first taste of new music by the New Zealand pop star since her debut Pure Heroine, which was released a year ago Saturday (Sept. 27). According to Consequence of Sound, Lorde was also in charge of recruiting artists for the soundtrack, but she's kept details under wraps. The Hunger Games: Mockinjay – Part 1 comes out Nov. 21.
Last week, The New York Post reported that Kanye West would be joining Lorde to work on new music. The two are mutual fans of each other's work.
Rolling Stone gave Lorde's debut LP, which contains the monster hits "Royals" and "Team," four stars. "Ella Yelich-O'Connor is 16, but she could be 25," Jon Dolan wrote. "She sings tough and raps soft. She's from New Zealand, but she could just as easily be from Tampa or Glasgow or Dubrovnik. On her debut, she's a tiny-life teenager and a throne-watching pop comer with a sound that recalls the Internet hip-hop of Kitty Pryde, the cold-storage torch pop of Lana Del Rey and the primal self-dredging of Florence Welch, while still sounding strangely sui generis. 'Maybe the Internet raised us/Or maybe people are jerks,' she muses on 'A World Alone.' She's a child of the cloud."
Check out the singer's performance from the iHeart Radio Music Festival this past weekend.