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Hear CHVRCHES’ Powerful ‘Hunger Games’ Contribution, ‘Dead Air’


Whether or not you actively follow the ongoing life-or-death saga of Katniss, Peeta, and Gale, you would do well to check out CHVRCHES‘ just-released contribution to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 soundtrack, titled “Dead Air.”

The synth-soaked single, led by vocalist Lauren Mayberry, lyrically reflects The Hunger Games‘ wartime plot: “We hold up to an idea / And we’ll fight what we can’t see / We just hold up to an idea / We keep going till we can’t hear.” (Psssst – could that refer to Katniss’ hearing loss in the first book? (Not the movie, THE BOOK. WE’RE NOT SPOILING ANYTHING.) 

Anyway. The Mockingjay track list, which is curated Lorde, also features songs by Tove Lo, HAIM, Kanye West, Pusha T, Charli XCX, and more. Listen to “Dead Air” above, and watch a trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (which hits theaters on November 21) below.