The Music of District 12

If you’re like me, you’re unreasonably excited about the upcoming Hunger Games movie. The soundtrack was recently revealed, and I’m happy to see some favorite artists on the list, including:

  • Neko Case “Nothing To Remember”
  • The Decemberists “One Engine”
  • Glen Hansard “Take The Heartland”

It looks like the overall vibe is folk with an edge, which I think is perfect. (Frankly, I wish Neko Case could write the whole album; her sound matches the books perfectly.) Even though I don’t listen to much Taylor Swift, I actually like her song for the movie. You can see the video here:

Not as bouncy as a lot of her hits, and it has a nice mountain feel. So I’m very hopeful going into the movie. Any artists you like/dislike on the soundtrack, or anyone you wish were on the list?

6 thoughts on “The Music of District 12

  1. Wow, what a haunting song. I like it. I don’t think I’ve ever looked forward to a movie soundtrack before this one; love the Decemberists and Glen Hansard!

    I’m excited for the movie along with it, but I just finished the series and I’m not sure I want to see the third movie when it comes out ;/ #debating

  2. I think the universe was shielding me from the knowledge that Glen Hansard was on the soundtrack in order to brace itself for the squeal that I just made.

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