Music Tracks of the Week

Track of the Week: Major Lazer (feat. Ariana Grande) “All My Love”

I’ve always been a sucker for soundtracks, especially the ones with original music. Artists collectively showcasing their own interpretation for the film’s sound, new materials to quench us fans’ thirst between albums – it’s just great.

The Hunger Games has surely built quite a reputation in this department for producing some of the most popular soundtracks in the last few years. The franchise has given us in my opinion the best Taylor Swift song (with a little help from The Civil Wars) and some other fantastic collaborations, for instance, Christina Aguilera and Ryan Tedder in We Remain and Sia, The Weeknd and Diplo in Elastic Heart. The soundtrack from the latest instalment, Mockingjay – Part 1 is no different. It’s recruited the freshest, most exciting new voices from the current music scene, including Lorde, Tinashe, Tove Lo and Charli XCX as well as a few household names like Grace Jones and Kanye West.

 

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Included in this soundtrack is my track of the week by Major Lazer and Ariana Grande, called All My Love. Formerly the myterious track when the tracklisting surfaced, it turns out that this Dance-pop smash is so much more than I’d wished for!! Take a listen below, if you like Grande’s Break Free, then you’re bound to love this!

This is a testament of the fact that Grande can do no wrong as her melodic, breathy vocals croon /All my love’s up on the mountain top/ over an electronic sound before it erupts into a tribal-esque beat breakdown.

The track has gathered a pretty interesting mix of creative talents. Apart from the ones already named above, New Zealand teen sensation Lorde and Danish songtress  are among those who share credits. Lyrically, the Hunger Games element is definitely much more apparent than the previous soundtracks and I think Lorde deserves a mention for her contribution in crafting most of the songs on this totally amazing record and giving me the most inspirational line ever in Yellow Flicker Beat,

/I never watch the stars, there’s so much down here/… Genius.

 

Love, Oliver

Mockingjay – Part 1 is out in a few days, are you going to see it? What do you think of my choice this week? Let me know!!

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    hannah gee
    November 18, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Wow love the lorde song. I’m the same some soundtracks are amazing x

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    Emma Louise x
    November 18, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    I can’t wait for Mockingjay! This post has just made me look forward to it even more :) eek! x

    Emma Louise xx

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      oliverinstead
      November 21, 2014 at 10:50 am

      Me too!! Sadly I don’t think I’ll be able to find time to go to the cinema… :(

      Oliver

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    Andrea
    November 18, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Not seen any of the Hunger Games films yet & have only read the 1st book so far. 2 great songs though & some funky dance moves in Lordes video! My favourite soundtracks are from 2 older movies – City of Angels with Nicolas Cage & Meg Ryan and Rush (of which the soundtrack is by Eric Clapton) x

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      oliverinstead
      November 21, 2014 at 10:49 am

      Not heard of those you mentioned but Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch has got to be one of my fav soundtracks! It’s amazing but you have to see the movie first to really ‘get’ the feel of it.

      Oliver

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    Juan David Cruz
    December 1, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    OMG totally agree! All My Love was a surprise, it’s such an amazing track! The tribal-esque beat slays my life, it’s so different from all the other things on the soundtrack, this has to be my favorite soundtrack from this saga, and this is my favorite saga right now! Lovely choice

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      oliverinstead
      December 1, 2014 at 7:19 pm

      I love the tribal element too – it really goes well with the tone of the film… even though I haven’t watched yet!

      Oliver

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