Saturday, March 17, 2012

Rolling Stone: The Hunger Games Companion Album

Very cool article from Rolling Stone about Taylor Swift and the other artists involved with the companion album:

Taylor Swift became famous with diary-entry-like songs about old exes and school bullies. But for her first new tunes since 2010, Swift is telling stories about a fictional character from the future – The Hunger Games' lead character, Katniss Everdeen, played by rising star Jennifer Lawrence in the new blockbuster movie – with a knack for hitting bull's-eyes and spotting poisonous berries. "Slipping into her mind was such a wonderful break," says Swift, who wrote "Safe & Sound" and "Eyes Open" for Hunger Games' T Bone Burnett-produced soundtrack. "It's pretty intense writing about my own life, my own struggles. It was almost like a vacation to get to write from someone else's perspective."
When Lionsgate tapped Burnett to record new songs for the movie last summer, he corralled a serious lineup of artists: Swift, Arcade Fire, the Decemberists, Miranda Lambert, Maroon 5, Kid Cudi and Neko Case all contribute original music to the film. Arcade Fire's track, "Abraham's Daughter," came together after Win Butler and RĂ©gine Chassagne met Burnett in October at Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit near San Francisco. "He's a great dude to talk with about music, and that was kind of the driving force," says Butler. "We're kind of taking a break right now, and it was a really fun little project to do with the band."
Read the rest of the article HERE!