Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.
The Grammy awardee’s composition is set to be the opening track of the soundtrack.
Olivia Rodrigo, a three-time Grammy recipient, has composed and performed the song “Can’t Catch Me Now” for Lionsgate’s forthcoming movie, “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes.”
Lionsgate made a prominent announcement in Times Square on Wednesday through a billboard and also shared the news through a special one-hour live broadcast on TikTok.
This event marked the release of tickets for “The Hunger Games” prequel and revealed Olivia Rodrigo as the previously undisclosed musical artist for the film, as detailed in a press release.
Additionally, fans were treated to a brief listening session, enjoying a 60-second preview of the new song.
The excitement continued with the presence of cast members Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler, and Josh Andrés Rivera at the event in Times Square.
Attendees were treated to a movie clip, followed by a live performance by a choir comprising more than 50 members singing “The Hanging Tree.”
Videos capturing the grand celebration of “The Hunger Games” were also shared on TikTok for fans around the world to enjoy.
Director Francis Lawrence expressed, “From the very inception of this franchise, we have been fortunate to attract some of the world’s most talented recording artists, whose music has heightened and complemented the films’ drama while emphasizing the emotional depth of the characters,” before commending the singer of “drivers license.”
Director Francis Lawrence praised Olivia Rodrigo’s ability to capture intense emotions with her evocative lyrics and urgent vocals, stating that she connects with these elements as effectively as any contemporary artist. He expressed his excitement about collaborating with her and integrating her music into the movie.
“Can’t Catch Me Now” is currently open for pre-orders and is the lead track on the 17-song soundtrack. Both the music and the film are scheduled for release on November 17.
Furthermore, Rachel Zegler contributes to the soundtrack, featuring on several songs.