The singer-songwriter Lorde will have a major hand in the soundtrack for the forthcoming
The voice behind "Royals" will pen a new lead single for the latest installment of the popular film franchise. Her blend of minor-key electronic pop, regal vocals and tales of disaffected teenagers could be a natural fit for the series.
In addition, the singer will also oversee the selections for the soundtrack album for the film, where her single will appear.
Lorde became a major star last year, with "Royals" going quadruple-platinum and her album "Pure Heroine" selling over a million copies. She won awards for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Royals" at this year's Grammys.
In April, she played one of the most high-profile sets at the
"I sat down with Lorde on the set of ‘Mockingjay’ this spring and I was immediately struck by how she so innately understood what we, as both fans and filmmakers, were trying to accomplish with the film," said director
"Her immense talent and keen understanding of 'Mockingjay's' characters and themes not only have enabled her to create a song of her own that completely captures the film’s essence, but her insight and passion for our project make her the perfect creative force to assemble the other songs on our soundtrack."