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Arcade Fire unveil new song for 'The Hunger Games' soundtrack

A brand new Arcade Fire track entitled 'Abraham's Daughter' has been released online.

The track, which is set to feature on the soundtrack of the upcoming dystopian thriller The Hunger Games, features lead vocals from the band's frontwoman Regine Chassagne and was recorded last month.

Frontman Win Butler spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the song, saying that the track was moulded especially for the film: "Our whole approach was to get into the world and try to create something that serves the story and the film. 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."

Butler added that the idea was to create a song that could be played in the film as an anthem for the fictional fascist state of Capitol. He explained: "We were interested in making music that would be more integral in the movie, just as a mental exercise. And there's an anthem that runs throughout the books, the national anthem of the fascist Capitol. So as a thought experiment, we tried to write what that might sound like. It's like the Capitol's idea of itself, basically."

The Hunger Games is set to be released on March 23 in the UK and stars Winter's Bone actress Jennifer Lawrence, Woody Harrelson and Elizabeth Banks. Also featuring on the movie's soundtrack are Taylor Swift, The Decemberists, Kid Cudi and The Low Anthem.




Listen to 'Abraham's Daughter' here: