Charli XCX "Kingdom" (ft. Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon)
Published Nov 14, 2014The preview tracks from the new soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 keep coming. After getting another taste of executive producer Lorde's contributions with her Bright Eyes cover, we finally get to hear Charli XCX's contribution.
Eschewing the badass pop of her recent output, Charli instead opts for something more regal. Atop some stunning piano work, she demonstrates her chops with softer material. Her vocals are countered by a guest appearance from Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon, and the song eventually works up to a medium-sized climax with creative drum work and layered sounds.
Listen to "Kingdom" below.