Christina Aguilera’s “We Remain”: Hear The Monster ‘Hunger Games’ Power Ballad

Christina Aguilera may be winning her very own hunger games (did you see her on the cover of Maxim?), but now the Lotus legend has one-upped the competition again by contributing a track to the Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack — and if it was promising in snippet form when announced last week, it’s even more regal in full (in a Leona Lewis album track sort of way).

No, but seriously, a soundtrack ballad should be nice and cinematic, and this one is — with a propulsive Ryan Tedder-ish beat and enormous, soaring vocals from Xtina. That chorus (“So burn me with fire / Drown me with rain / I’m gonna wake up screaming your name”) is one of the most immediately resonant in her recent canon; it’s certainly stronger than any of the overwrought ballads on Lotus, which makes it feel like a refreshing return to form after a few misfires.

Also, she looks great in that single artwork, doesn’t she? Oh — oh wait — that’s not…? Oh. Never mind, then.

Listen below.

Christina Aguilera — “We Remain”