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As promised, Lorde has delivered the first single from the soundtrack for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," and it's equal parts spooky and epic -- and 100 percent awesome.

The track, "Yellow Flicker Beat," is ostensibly about "Hunger Games" heroine Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), featuring an inner monologue that veers between uncertainty and fiery passion, an internal debate that Katniss faces as the "Hunger Games" trilogy progresses -- and comes to a head in the "Mockingjay" films. Much like the posters promoting the film, which depict Katniss first reserved, then rising from the flames as a rebel warrior, there are hints in both the melody and Lorde's lyrics about the teenage heroine slowly accepting her mantle, as lines like "the fire's found a home in me" and "we lit the spark" foreshadow the showdown with the Capitol yet to come.

Listen to the track below, and get pumped up for "Mockingjay"'s release later this fall. The entire soundtrack, curated by Lorde, is due out on November 18.

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" hits theaters on November 21.

[h/t Stereogum]

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