Lorde Is Curating The ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’ Soundtrack

Hey, what’s GRAMMY Award-winning 17-year-old chanteuse Lorde doing with her summer? Why, hand-picking a few artists to appear on the upcoming The Hunger Games soundtrack, of course.

Not only will the “Team” singer-songstress be curating the album, she’ll also be dropping the lead single, due out this fall. “Curating the soundtrack for such a hotly-anticipated film was a challenge, but I jumped at the chance,” she says of the new endeavor. “The cast and story are an inspiration for all musicians participating and, as someone with cinematic leanings, being privy to a different creative process has been a unique experience. I think the soundtrack is definitely going to surprise people.”

Although no names have been announced just yet, we can start speculating now: Maybe she’ll ask her newfound BFF Taylor Swift to be part of the line-up? Or perhaps her tour opener, Lo-Fang?

Along with the record, Lorde’s also heading out on her third North American tour this fall. Check out the dates after the jump, and let us know what you think about Lorde’s latest gig in the comments below.

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES 08/01 – Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL 08/03 – Osheaga – Montreal, QC 09/05 – Mann Center – Philadelphia, PA 09/06 – Boston Calling Festival – Boston, MA 09/07 – Artpark – Lewiston, NY 09/11 – Ottawa Folk Festival – Ottawa, ON 09/12 – TD Echo Beach – Toronto, ON 09/14 – JBL Live at Pier 97 – New York, NY 09/15 – United Palace – New York, NY 09/16 – United Palace – New York, NY 09/18 – The Red Hat Amphitheater – Raleigh, NC 09/19 – Music Midtown Atlanta, GA – NEW DATE 09/20 – iHeartRadio Music Festival – MGM Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV – NEW DATE 09/22 – Grand Ole Opry House – Nashville, TN 09/23 – LC Pavilion – Columbus, OH 09/24 – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica – Cleveland, OH 09/26 – BMO Harris Pavilion – Milwaukee, WI 09/27 – Harrah’s Casino, Stir Grove – Council Bluffs, IA 09/28 – 1STBANK Center – Broomfield, CO 09/30 – The Joint – Las Vegas, NV 10/02 – Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA 10/03 – Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA – NEW DATE 10/06 – Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA 10/07 – Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA – NEW DATE 10/09 – Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA 10/10 – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater – San Diego, CA 10/10 – 10/12 @ Austin City Limits – Austin, TX (Weekend 2 only)

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