Arcade Fire “Horn of Plenty”
Arcade Fire has contributed not only “Abraham’s Daughter” to the The Hunger Games soundtrack, which you can listen to now, but also composed the Capitol anthem “Horn of Plenty” for the score-
“We were interested in making music that would be more integral in the movie, just as a mental exercise,” Butler explained. “And there’s an anthem that runs throughout the books, the national anthem of the fascist Capitol. So as a thought experiment, we tried to write what that might sound like. It’s like the Capitol’s idea of itself, basically.”
“It’s not a pop song or anything,” he added. “More of an anthem that could be playing at a big sporting event like the Games. So we did a structure for that, and then James Newton Howard made a movie-score version of it that happens in several places in the film.”
Yesterday we all got to hear the amazing song “Safe and Sound” by Taylor Swift and the Civil Wars from the “Hunger Games” Soundtrack. Well, it turns out that two other bands have also collaborated with T Bone Burnett on the companion album.
2011 Grammy® Album of the Year winners Win Butler and Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire have written a song with Burnett entitled Horn Of Plenty, and critically acclaimed, Grammy® nominated band The Decemberists have contributed an original song, One Engine, both of which will appear on the album to be released in March.
“Horn of Plenty.” Huh. I wonder what that song could be about.
Any Decemberist or Arcade Fire fans excited by this new development? Also, based on the title, what do you think the song “One Engine” could be about?
[Source: Market Watch Press Release]
UPDATE: It has been confirmed on Arcade Fire’s Twitter account that “Horn of Plenty” is actually an instrumental piece (not a song) and will appear in the movie.
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