Listen: The National’s new song “Lean”

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As previously reported, The National have contributed a brand new song to the Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack. “Lean” is a gentle folk-rock ballad built on the simple and haunting cadence of a grand piano and light, skittering drums. Frontman Matt Berninger’s brooding baritone aims right for the heart with greater accuracy than Katniss Everdeen herself. Listen in below.

In addition to The National, the soundtrack features LordeThe Weeknd (“Elastic Heart”), Antony and the JohnsonsPatti SmithSantigold, and even Christina Aguilera. It’s due out November 19th via Republic Records, with the film following in theaters on November 22nd.

Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack Tracklist:
01. Coldplay – “Atlas”
02. Of Monsters and Men – “Silhouettes”
03. Sia (feat. The Weeknd & Diplo) – “Elastic Heart”
04. The National – “Lean”
05. Christina Aguilera – “We Remain”
06. The Weeknd – “Devil May Cry”
07. Imagine Dragons – Who We Are”
08. Lorde – “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”
09. The Lumineers – “Gale Song”
10. Ellie Goulding – “Mirrors”
11. Patti Smith – “Capital Letter”
12. Santigold – “Shooting Arrows at the Sky”
13. Mikky Ekko – “Place for Us”
14. Phantogram – “Lights”
15. Antony & the Johnsons – “Angel on Fire”


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