Lorde has been put in charge of the "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1" soundtrack and will provide the album's first single, according to Billboard.
Will that get her free movie tickets? That would be pretty cool.
"I sat down with Lorde on the set of Mockingjay this spring and I was immediately struck by how she so innately understood what we, as both fans and filmmakers, were trying to accomplish with the film," director Francis Lawrence said in a statement. "Her immense talent and keen understanding of Mockingjay's characters and themes not only have enabled her to create a song of her own that completely captures the film's essence, but her insight and passion for our project make her the perfect creative force to assemble the other songs on our soundtrack. I can't wait to share what she's done with the fans -- it is truly remarkable."
Wouldn't it be fun to hear a director say something like, "Yeah ... she's OK. We couldn't really afford anyone better."
Not that there's anything wrong with Lorde, of course. Oh, wait ... more canned statements are coming.
"Curating the soundtrack for such a hotly-anticipated film was a challenge, but I jumped at the chance," Lorde said, presumably in the same statement. "The cast and story are an inspiration for all musicians participating and, as someone with cinematic leanings, being privy to a different creative process has been a unique experience. I think the soundtrack is definitely going to surprise people."
If she wants to surprise people, she should make it all accordion music.
As Billboard points out, themes of Lorde's work should do well as a backdrop to the dystopian world of the film, which stars Jennifer Lawrence.
Lorde's pal Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars provided the first single, "Safe and Sound," for the original Hunger Games film, which topped the Billboard 200 album chart and won a Grammy for best song written for visual media.
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" soundtrack included Lorde's "Everybody Wants To Rule The World."