Lionsgate Names More Artists Collaborating For ‘Hunger Games’ Soundtrack

For months fans have been patiently waiting to get a glimpse of the music that will accompany our beloved Hunger Games film, and recieved an early Christmas gift with the release of the first official song from the soundtrack  “Safe and Sound” by Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars last night. Now, Lionsgate’s co-COO Joe Drake was even more generous this holiday by naming some more artists who have been working with T.Bone Burnett to develop the highly anticipated soundtrack. And man are they good, it just keeps getting better!

Country singer Taylor Swift will lead a host of musicians collaborating with Oscar-winning artist T. Bone Burnett for a companion album to the upcoming film, “The Hunger Games.”

Movie studio Lionsgate said on Friday that Burnett has joined forces with Swift, The Decemberists, Arcade Fire and The Civil Wars to create original songs for the film, set for release in March 2012.

“We are thrilled to have such a hauntingly beautiful companion album taking shape,” said Joe Drake, co-COO of Lionsgate.

Swift and The Civil Wars’ collaborated together on the single “Safe and Sound,” which was released on iTunes on Friday and topped the iTunes songs chart.

Arcade Fire?? The Decemberists?!?! AMAZEBALLS!

Source: The Kahleej Times

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