The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 soundtrack possesses an interesting dynamic. Spearheaded by singer-songwriter Lorde, the effort is adorned with an international network of talent—all chosen personally by the artist herself—uniting the various sounds of hip-hop, pop, rock, electronic, foreign, top-40 radio, indie, and beyond. Conceivably not an easy task to accomplish between stops during her summer tour, Mockingjay came together as a satisfying work of art, a cosmopolitan melting pot that Lorde speaks highly of and is eager to unveil.
The album, due out November 21st, is not yet available for review. But the track listing is, and the mere sight of these 14 tracks has our visionary—and anticipatory— juices flowing. So it’s easy to see why we couldn’t resist creating a pseudo album review for the upcoming compilation.