We Dig Music: The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond

As much as we love film, we also dig music. Once a month, we strum through films that wouldn't be what they are without music.

The movie: Don't be mad, I haven't seen it yet. But it's sweeping theatres across the world and leaving frenzy insanity in its trail, not to mention making Jennifer Lawrence a household name. And it seems so much cooler than Twilight. There's not much more explanation needed.

The soundtrack: The soundtrack from this film isn't even in the movie (well, three play during the credits), they're rather inspired by the film, making them almost a stand-alone work. They're a mix of folk rock, country and grungy (that's grungy not grunge) sounds, with a mix of big names and indies. Tracks are haunting and barren, unsettling but also comforting, a beautifully poetic array of tones and themes.

The playlist:
  • "Safe and Sound" by Taylor Swift featuring The Civil Wars
  • "Daughter's Lament" by The Carolina Chocolate Drops
  • "Run Daddy Run" by Miranda Lambert
  • "Kingdom Come" by The Civil Wars
  • "Abraham's Daughter" by Arcade Fire
  • "Nothing to Remember" by Neko Case
I could name the entire track list...

"Safe and Sound" by Taylor Swift featuring The Civil Wars

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