Lorde reveals hand-written lyrics from ‘Hunger Games’ song

'Yellow Flicker Beat' will be released next week

Lorde has revealed hand-written lyrics from her new single ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’.

The track will feature on the soundtrack to the forthcoming Hunger Games film and sees the teenage singer teaming up with Adele and Coldplay producer Paul Epworth. The song was recorded at New Jersey’s Lakehouse Recording Studios after the premises were recommended to the singer by Bruce Springsteen.

The latest lyrics read “and the scars that mark my body, they’re silver and gold” and follow a photograph from the studio Lorde posted earlier this year featuring the line: “I’m a princess cut from marble, smoother than a storm.”

Lorde will also curate the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, working on the music for the third film adaptation from the best-selling book series, which will be released on November 21.

The first female artist to win the Best Rock Video prize at the MTV Video Music Awards last month (August 24), Lorde recently claimed she is struggling to write new songs as the material sounds too similar to her first album, ‘Pure Heroine’.

“I’m definitely writing new stuff,” she said. “I don’t know how everything will end up. The first period of writing after you have recorded an album, it all sounds like the album before it. I’m trying to get that out of my system and move it to a new place. But I’ve been writing with some good people and just doing weird, cool stuff, which is always good for being creative.”