Listen: Arcade Fire’s New Song, “Abraham’s Daughter,” For ‘The Hunger Games’ Soundtrack

    As we previously reported, Arcade Fire are one of several acts who have written new music for the soundtrack of upcoming film The Hunger Games. And this morning, thanks to the folks at Entertainment Weekly, we’re hearing one of their contributions 18 days prior to the soundtrack’s release.

    It’s a slow-burning, gorgeous tune called “Abraham’s Daughter” that will apparently play over the movie’s ending credits. It’s a fitting spot for the track because I can totally picture hearing the track’s huge drums marching in following the film’s climax. Sure, I don’t know how The Hunger Games will end, but you’ll know what I mean when you hear the track for yourself right now at Entertainment Weekly.

    Check out what Win Butler had to say about the track:

    “I tried to put myself in the headspace of how excited I’d be if this film was coming out when I was 15. I still remember hearing Radiohead’s “Exit Music (for a Film)” in [Baz Luhrmann’s] Romeo + Juliet when I was that age.”

    “Our whole approach was to get into the world and try to create something that serves the story and the film,” he continued. ”There’s something in the story of Abraham and Isaac that I think resonates with the themes in the film, like sacrificing children. So we made a weird, alternate-universe version of that, where it’s as if Abraham had a daughter — kind of a metaphor for Katniss.”