Friday, March 2, 2012

UPDATED: Arcade Fire's "Abraham's Daughter" EW Exclusive

Check out this EW exclusive!

Hear the Arcade Fire's 'Hunger Games' song, 'Abraham's Daughter' -- EXCLUSIVE

The T Bone Burnett-produced Hunger Games soundtrack — featuring artists ranging from Taylor Swift and the Decemberists to Maroon 5 and Miranda Lambert — doesn’t hit streets until March 20.
But EW has the first full listen to the soundtrack’s lead song, the Arcade Fire’s “Abraham’s Daughter.”
Arcade frontman Win Butler spoke to EW about his inspiration for the song, which will play over the movie’s closing credits: “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.”
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source: EW

Edit: Unfortunately, for whatever reasons the track is disabled. But you can listen to it HERE