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Coldplay’s “Atlas” Debuting on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack

clock August 12, 2013
Coldplay’s “Atlas” Debuting on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack

The first Hunger Games soundtrack snagged Grammy-nominated contributions from some of music’s heaviest hitters. Now it’s looking like the sequel may be just as big: Coldplay announced that they’ll be debuting a new song on the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The song is called “Atlas.” Here’s a page with its scribbled lyrics, courtesy of Coldplay frontman Chris Martin:

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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,” Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence said in a statement. “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.”

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire blazes into theaters Nov. 22. Thankfully, fans won’t have to wait that long to hear the soundtrack’s first single — “Atlas” will be released via digital download Aug. 26. “Atlas” marks the band’s first time contributing a new song to a film

Here’s what people are saying:

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is getting a rush of blood to the head. – LA Times

Coldplay are turning a new corner by contributing an original song to a movie soundtrack for the very first time. – Idolator

Coldplay has accomplished a lot over the years, Grammys included. But, this is the first time they’ll ever have been featured on a movie soundtrack. – USA Today

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