New Coldplay Song Coming On Soundtrack From 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'
August 9, 2013 at 12:17 PM (PT)
Multiplatinum recording artist COLDPLAY will release the first track from the official soundtrack album for THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE, it was announced TODAY by LIONSGATE and REPUBLIC RECORDS, marking the first time COLDPLAY has ever recorded an original song for a motion picture. The song, titled "Atlas," is scheduled to be available via iTUNES and all digital retailers on AUGUST 26th.
The film opens worldwide on NOVEMBER 22nd. The first installment of THE HUNGER GAMES was the 13th highest-grossing NORTH AMERICAN release of all time on its way to grossing nearly $700 million at the worldwide box office.
REPUBLIC RECORDS Chairman/CEO MONTE LIPMAN stated, "The creative alliance between COLDPLAY and THE HUNGER GAMES franchise will create a level of excitement and anticipation of epic proportions."
"I have great respect and admiration for COLDPLAY, and we are thrilled with how well they have connected to the themes and ideas within the film," said filmmaker FRANCIS LAWRENCE. "Their unwavering passion and excitement for the project elevated the collaboration even further, and we can't wait to share this music with audiences around the world."
LIONSGATE Head Of Film Music TRACY MCNIGHT said, "We are so honored that COLDPLAY, one of the iconic rock bands of our generation, will perform the first song out on the new soundtrack. Knowing that CHRIS MARTIN is a fan of the books makes this even more meaningful. The COLDPLAY single underscores the stature of recording artists we've assembled for this powerful soundtrack."
MARTIN tweeted the song lyrics to "Atlas" earlier today. Check them out here.