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Coldplay write song for 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' soundtrack

British rockers Coldplay have given an original song to the forthcoming movie 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' and it will feature on the official soundtrack.

This marks the band's first new material since their 2011 smash hit album 'Mylo Xyloto' and this new track, entitled 'Atlas', will accompany the movie and is set to be released through Republic Records on August 26.

Tracy McKnight, Lionsgate's Head of Film Music, explained that Coldplay's song is particularly exciting because the group's frontman, Chris Martin, is a fan of the book series that the films have been based on:

"We are so honored that Coldplay, one of the iconic rock bands of our generation, will perform the first song out on the new soundtrack. Knowing that Chris Martin is a fan of the books makes this even more meaningful. The Coldplay single underscores the stature of recording artists we've assembled for this powerful soundtrack."

The movie is due to be released in theatres across the USA on November 22 and should be out in the UK the day before.





Watch the official trailer for 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' below: