Earlier this morning, Lorde hosted a Twitter Q&A to coincide with the realease of the highly anticipated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 soundtrack. Lorde curated and performs two original songs on the soundtrack, which also features contributions from Miguel, Chvrches, Charli XCX and many more.
Here’s what we learned during the Twitter Q&A (click here to check out her full timeline):
- Lorde would love to curate/work on another soundtrack in the future.
“OMG yes. I learned so much from this one, would love to have another shot – it’s soooooo much fun.”
- She gave us track titles that would suit Effie Trinket – “Kingdom” and “All My Love.”
- We already knew she can multi-task, but in response to “how did you juggle the U.S. tour and curating the album? and manage to do both flawlessly,” Lorde said, “The answer is a lot of vitamin c and supplements and late nights ho ho ho.”
- There we songs that didn’t make the cut on the soundtrack.
“Yes, I actually introduced Tiny Ruins to David Lynch and they collab’d on a BEAUTIFUL song, but I felt it didn’t fit in tonally.”
- The funniest thing happened while working on the music video of “Yellow Flicker Beat.”
“I walked onto set in socks to practice the fall and ripped my foot open on a staple LOL blood everywhere.”
- The most important element she was looking for in the artists she chose to be on the album?
“STRENGTH. To me these movies are about being strong, even when the odds aren’t ever in your favour (see what i did there)?”
- “Yellow Flicker Beat” represents both her and Katniss Everdeen.
“I like to think it contains a little of us both; we’re both there in spirit.”
- She corresponded directly with every artist on the soundtrack.
“Every artist on the soundtrack was personally selected and approached by me – It was awesome to work/communicate 1 on 1.”
- She explained why she covered Bright Eyes’ “Ladder Song” on the soundtrack.
“To me it felt like the perspective of a divine being (or even a modern-day reader) looking down at the events in Panem. ‘No-one knows where the ladder goes’ felt like a really sad pretty sentiment after so much bloodshed/for the greater good.”
- There are songs you can dance to on the soundtrack.
“Yes, I suggest ‘All My Love,’ ‘Dead Air’ and ‘Scream My Name’!”
- If she could be any character in the Hunger Games, she would be… Cinna (Lenny Kravitz’s character).