Listen: Arcade Fire – Abraham’s Daughter

Taken from 'The Hunger Games' soundtrack

Arcade Fire have unveiled their brand new track ‘Abraham’s Daughter’ – listen to it now.

Arcade Fire’s Grammy award slaying third album ‘The Suburbs’ marked a defined shift for the Canadian band. No longer the underground success story of yore, the band were a genuine mainstream phenomenon.

So their next move could prove to be vital. Arcade Fire recently agreed to record two new tracks, which are to be used in the soundtrack to the upcoming T Bone Burnett-produced ‘Hunger Games’ soundtrack.

‘Horn Of Plenty’ is an orchestral piece, while ‘Abraham’s Daughter’ is a more fully formed song. Arcade Fire have given the stream to Entertainment Weekly, while Win Butler has spoken about the track’s creation.

“I tried to put myself in the headspace of how excited I’d be if this film was coming out when I was 15. I still remember hearing Radiohead’s ‘Exit Music (for a Film)’ in (Baz Luhrmann’s) ‘Romeo + Juliet’ when I was that age.”

“Our whole approach was to get into the world and try to create something that serves the story and the film,” he continued. ”There’s something in the story of Abraham and Isaac that I think resonates with the themes in the film, like sacrificing children. So we made a weird, alternate-universe version of that, where it’s as if Abraham had a daughter — kind of a metaphor for (‘The Hunger Games’ character) Katniss.”

Stream ‘Abraham’s Daughter’ below.

A soundtrack album from the film is forthcoming album, find the tracklisting for ‘The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 and Beyond’ below:

Taylor Swift – ‘Safe & Sound’
Taylor Swift – ‘Eyes Wide Open’
Arcade Fire – ‘Abraham’s Daughter’
Kid Cudi – ‘The Ruler & The Killer’
Miranda Lambert – ‘Run Daddy Run’
The Civil Wars – ‘Kingdom Come’
The Decemberists – ‘One Engine’
Glen Hansard – ‘Take The Heartland’
The Low Anthem – ‘Lover Is Childlike’
Punch Brothers – ‘Dark Days’
The Secret Sisters – ‘Tomorrow Will Be Kinder’
Birdy – ‘Just A Game’
Ella Mae Bowen – ‘Oh Come And Sing’
Jayme Dee – ‘Rules’
Carolina Chocolate Drops – ‘Reaping Day’

Photo Credit: Anton Corbijn

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