Lorde Covers Tears for Fears for ‘Catching Fire’


In this week’s edition of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack reveals, we have Lorde’s contribution to the soundtrack which is a cover of Tears for Fear’s 1985 track, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World.”

When the song had originally been released by the band back in the 80s, Tears for Fears frontman, Curt Smith revealed the thought behind the song and described the concept as “quite serious — it’s about everybody wanting power, about warfare and the misery it causes.”

Kind of sounds familiar and fitting for the film, doesn’t it.

Now, the “Royals” singer has gotten her hands on the song and gave it a little bit of her own spin, including some dark and ominous feeling coupled with her vocals. Perfect for that moment when our beloved tributes are thrown back in the arena for the Quarter Quell just to please President Snow.

Recently, Smith spoke to MTV Hive and said the following about the 17-year-old Australian taking on one of his songs for the soundtrack.

“I think it’s absolutely amazing. But then I love her, I think she’s brilliant…. We love it when other people cover our stuff. Sometimes we steal them and use their version live.”

When the original performer has such nice things to say about you and your cover you know you have made it.

Anyways, listen to the track which has been given exclusively to MTV here and tell us what you think about the song.

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