Lorde ‘blown away’ by Golden Globe nomination

'Yellow Flicker Beat' has been selected in the Best Original Song in a Motion Picture category

Lorde has revealed her joy at being nominated for a 2015 Golden Globe award.

The singer’s ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’ has been selected in the Best Original Song in a Motion Picture category having appeared on the soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, which the New Zealander herself curated.

Speaking via an official statement obtained by Billboard, Lorde described herself as ‘blown away’ by the nomination.


“I am so shocked and happy to know that ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’ has been included in the running for Best Original Song,” she wrote.

“I thought Katniss was one of a kind when I first laid eyes on her in a cinema in 2012 – a rough, sparkling diamond of a mind. It was a privilege getting to step inside her head and speak her thoughts, even for a brief moment. Getting to write a song for a film like The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is a truly singular experience, and I am blown away that that experience got me nominated for a Golden Globe. I’ll see you there.”

The nominees for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture are:

‘Big Eyes’ from Big Eyes, music and lyrics by Lana Del Rey
‘Glory’ from Selma, music and lyrics by John legend and Common
‘Mercy Is’ from Noah, music and lyrics by Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye
‘Opportunity’ from Annie, music and lyrics by Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler, Will Gluck
‘Yellow Flicker Beat’ from The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1, music and lyrics by Lorde

Other artists to feature on the The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 soundtrack include Kanye West, Tinashe, Haim, Charli XCX, Q-Tip, Pusha T and The Chemical Brothers.

Lord performed ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’ at the American Music Awards last month (November 23), emerging from within a cell-like cube which was lit with coloured light before bursting out onto the stage.