We purchased the Hunger Game soundtrack because we loved the Taylor Swift & Civil Wars collaboration “Safe and Sound.”
We loved the whole soundtrack. It’s produced by T. Bone Burnett, a famous music producer, who also produced the fabulous Raising Sand collaboration between Alison Krauss and Robert Plant. According to a quote by Taylor Swift in an article by Entertainment Weekly, the album attempted to create what ‘Appalachian music would sound like in 300 years’ (see article). The album is a mix of rock, bluegrass and folk and fits well with the themes from the movie.
We love all the songs on the album, however two songs currently stand out:
The Ruler and the Killer by Kid Cudi
This song completely surprised us in its aggressive style, but it is stuck in our heads!
and Come Away to the Water by Maroon 5
This one is haunting and dark. It didn’t really stand out on first listen, but during the second and third listen we found we were singing along.
The whole album is definitely worth a listen!