Olivia Rodrigo: a piece for Hunger Games

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Olivia Rodrigo posted “ Can’t Catch Me Now ”, taken from the prequel “ Hunger Games: The Ballad of the Serpent and the Songbird “.

Olivia Rodrigo revealed on Thursday “ Can’t Catch Me Now », a song taken from the highly anticipated prequel to The Hunger Games: The Ballad of the Serpent and the Songbird.

Written and recorded by the singer of Gutsthe song features Rodrigo with an intimate acoustic guitar, while the melodies build to a slow crescendo and tell the story of revenge.

The singer teased the new track, which is billed as the official song from the film, earlier in the week. In an Instagram post accompanied by a clip showing the budding (and doomed) romance between Lucy Gray Baird and Coriolanus Snow, Rodrigo wrote: “ so excited to have had the opportunity to write a song for The Hunger Games “.

The film releases on November 17, and in the past, A-list artists like Taylor Swift, Coldplay and Lorde have composed original songs for the franchise Hunger Games.

Last month, Rachel Zegler revealed a new version of the fan-favorite song ” The Hanging Tree », performed by Jennifer Lawrence in 2014. The filmmaker Francis Lawrence, who directed the previous films Hunger Games, Catching Fire and the two parts of The revoltdirected the film, which is an adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ latest novel.


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