July 31, 2014 1:08 pm

Lorde to curate ‘Mockingjay’ soundtrack album, provide first single

Lorde, pictured on March 10, 2014.

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TORONTO — Teen singer Lorde will curate the soundtrack album for the forthcoming movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and will supply the first single.

Studio Lionsgate said Thursday the 17-year-old singer from New Zealand will select the artists to appear on the soundtrack.

“Curating the soundtrack for such a hotly-anticipated film was a challenge, but I jumped at the chance,” said Lorde. in a release.

“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.”

Lorde has earned two Grammys and two Billboard Music Awards for her ubiquitous single “Royals” from her album Pure Heroine.

She performs Sunday at the Osheaga festival in Montreal and will be in Ottawa on Sept. 11 and Toronto on Sept. 12.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 opens in theatres on Nov. 21.

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