'Hunger Games: Catching Fire': Coldplay's 'Atlas' to be first song released from the soundtrack
Filmmaker Francis Lawrence says in a statement, "I have great respect and admiration for Coldplay, and we are thrilled with how well they have connected to the themes and ideas within the film. Their unwavering passion and excitement for the project elevated the collaboration even further, and we can't wait to share this music with audiences around the world."
Tracy McKnight, Lionsgate's Head of Film Music, adds, "We are so honored that Coldplay, one of the iconic rock bands of our generation, will perform the first song out on the new soundtrack. Knowing that Chris Martin is a fan of the books makes this even more meaningful. The Coldplay single underscores the stature of recording artists we've assembled for this powerful soundtrack."
This is the first in a series of announcements over the coming weeks revealing other artists who are on the "Catching Fire" soundtrack. The sequel to the 2012 hit movie is due out Nov. 22, 2013.