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New Music: Arcade Fire “Abraham’s Daughter”

Montreal’s finest Arcade Fire return with “Abraham’s Daughter”, which will feature on the soundtrack of Hollywood blockbuster, The Hunger Games.

The T-Bone Bennett-produced soundtrack will also feature the likes of Maroon 5, The Decemberists and Taylor Swift, and will be available to buy on March 20.

Frontman Win Butler told Entertainment Weekly: “I tried to put myself in the headspace of how excited I’d be if this film was coming out when I was 15. I still remember hearing Radiohead’s ‘Exit Music (for a Film)’ in [Baz Luhrmann’s] Romeo + Juliet when I was that age.”

“Our whole approach was to get into the world and try to create something that serves the story and the film,” he continued. ”There’s something in the story of Abraham and Isaac that I think resonates with the themes in the film, like sacrificing children. So we made a weird, apocryphal, alternate-universe version of that, where it’s as if Abraham had a daughter — kind of a metaphor for Katniss.”

It is available to listen to on EW.com: http://music-mix.ew.com/2012/03/02/hunger-games-arcade-fire-songabrahams-daughter/

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