New From Arcade Fire: ‘Abraham’s Daughter’

Listen to a new song from Win Butler & friends, from the upcoming Hunger Games soundtrack.

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud

We have a new song from Arcade Fire for you today, from the upcoming Hunger Games soundtrack.  Listen to the soft-throb ominous beauty of "Abraham's Daughter," which is said to be set for the film's ending credits below:

Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler had this to say about the track: “I tried to put myself in the headspace of how excited I’d be if this film was coming out when I was 15. I still remember hearing Radiohead’s “Exit Music (for a Film)” in [Baz Luhrmann’s] Romeo + Juliet when I was that age.”


“Our whole approach was to get into the world and try to create something that serves the story and the film,” he continued. ”There’s something in the story of Abraham and Isaac that I think resonates with the themes in the film, like sacrificing children. So we made a weird, alternate-universe version of that, where it’s as if Abraham had a daughter — kind of a metaphor for Katniss.”