Lorde leads new Hunger Games soundtrack with "Yellow Flicker Beat"

It's been over a year since Lorde released her monumental debut album Pure Heroine (SiftThru's best album of 2013). For the first new music from the New Zealand artist since her debut, Lorde just released "Yellow Flicker Beat." The song serves as the lead single from the upcoming Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 movie, for which Lorde is also curating the entire soundtrack.

"Yellow Flicker Beat" is a brooding track, appropriately dark but with a big sound that's suitable for a movie song. It builds with just the right amount of attitude and effortless coolness that seems to be Lorde's trademark.

Listen to the song below