Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Arcade Fire - Horn Of Plenty

Arcade Fire have helped out The Hunger Games soundtrack a couple of times now, first we heard the closing credits song 'Abraham's Daughter' and now we get to hear 'Horn Of Plenty'. 'Horn Of Plenty' is more of an instrumental song that has a fictional National Anthem feel to it. Well it was actually played at a part in the movie where the chariots enter the stadium and was Panem's National Anthem. Frontman, Win Butler says this about the bands role on the soundtrack...

“We were interested in making music that would be more integral in the movie, just as a mental exercise. And there’s an anthem that runs throughout the books, the national anthem of the fascist Capitol. So as a thought experiment, we tried to write what that might sound like. It’s like the Capitol’s idea of itself, basically. It’s not a pop song or anything – more of an anthem that could be playing at a big sporting event like the Games. So we did a structure for that, and then James Newton Howard made a movie-score version of it that happens in several places in the film.”

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