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Kanye remixes Lorde's 'Yellow Flicker Beat'

Kanye's version is even gloomier than the original, but we think it's perfect for the District 13 rebels in 'The Hunger Games'

By Andrea Tim | Published: 12 Nov 2014

Video: LordeVEVO

Okay, we'll say it. We may be generally cheerful, optimistic, puppy-kitten-koala-loving individuals (or we try), but sometimes, just sometimes, we like it when there's a little less sunshine in certain things. Kanye West's remix of Lorde's Yellow Flicker Beat is one of those things.

Yeezy reworked the Hunger Games single, replacing the original electropop feel with eerie, echoed beats and... is that a bit of piano we hear? We love it.

In fact, the remix sounds like it could play as a film soundtrack, alongside a dramatic scene in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 itself. You know, maybe with Katniss and the rebels walking in slow-motion towards a battle with the Capitol. Or something.

But hang on, is this the collaboration that Kanye and Lorde were thought to be doing? We hope this wasn't all they planned, because we want more.

Related: New clip from 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1'
Related: Lorde releases video for 'Yellow Flicker Beat'
Related: Kanye West delivers Kanyeism lecture at his class


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