The Hunger Games had Taylor Swift and the Civil Wars contribute a song to the soundtrack and just a few weeks back, it was announced that Coldplay would be contributing a song for the sequel of the hit film and book series.
Coldplay announced back in early August that they had written and recorded a new song titled, Atlas that would be making its debut in September and also be featured on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack.
Today, the British band revealed, first, a 90-second-clip of the anticipated track and then shortly followed it up by releasing a lyric video for the song. “Atlas” marks the first time that the band have ever contributed a song for a film. Last time the band had been in the public eye, was last year when they wrapped up their Mylo Xyloto tour, but word on the street says that they are working on new material,
When asked about why they chose Coldplay to contribute a song for the album, film director, Francis Lawrence said, “I have great respect and admiration for Coldplay, and we are thrilled with how well they have connected to the themes and ideas within the film.”
He added, “their unwavering passion and excitement for the project elevated the collaboration even further, and we can’t wait to share this music with audiences around the world.”
And share they did today, twice.
Watch the full lyric video below and tell us what you think about the new song?