Last night, in support of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, New Zealand's biggest music star Lorde went onto The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to discuss the project, perform her main contribution to the album, "Yellow Flicker Beat" and discuss how she was Taylor Swift's manager for a day. The "Royals" star gave an inspired performance, highlighted by her jarring stage movements.
She then sat down with Fallon to cheerily discuss the project and note how difficult it was to make. She shares the story of how she became Taylor Swift's manager for a day at the Grammys and shows off her "There is someone famous" face. Lorde also discusses the recording and release of "Royals," telling the story of how she stuck to her convictions and released the track despite the meddling of a label, via Consequence of Sound.
The "Royals" star was given the incredibly daunting task of curating the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack earlier this year and managed to assemble an all-star cast to put together a group of songs that captured the essence of the film.
Lorde spoke to Billboard about the time commitment involved with the soundtrack, saying, "It's been my entire life."
Lorde also had to balance the needs of creating something fans would love and what the casual music lover could also sit down and listen to. Assembling a cast that includes Kanye West, HAIM, CHVRCHES, Charli XCX, Pusha T, Q-Tip, Ariana Grande and The Chemical Brothers, she managed to do just that.
The soundtrack was released last week and the film hit theaters Nov. 21 with the holiday season getting ready to kick off tomorrow.
Notice that while Lorde is being interviewed, when the camera pans out, Bill O' Reilly is totally statuesque and appears to not move at all.
Watch the performance and the interview below: