From Noel Gallagher to the Flaming Lips, the Chems have always commanded some pretty high profile guest spots on their songs. This Is Not A Game continues that tradition, seeing Miguel ride over The Chemical Brothers' crashing beat. Lorde isn't a major presence on the song necessarily, but having her on board is a pretty big coup nonetheless.
Premiered on Zane Lowe's show on BBC Radio 1 earlier tonight, This Is Not A Game will appear on the forthcoming soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (that title is a total mouthful).
The whole soundtrack was curated by Lorde, who called it "a challenge". "The cast and story are an inspiration for all musicians participating and, as someone with cinematic leanings, being privy to a different creative process has been a unique experience," she says in a press release, "I think the soundtrack is definitely going to surprise people."
Stream the song above – you can get an instant-grat download of it when you pre-order the album.
01. Stromae Meltdown (feat. Lorde, Pusha T, Q-Tip, Haim)
02. Chvrches Dead Air
03. Tove Lo Scream My Name
04. Charli XCX Kingdom (feat. Simon Bon)
05. Various Artists Track 5
06. Raury Lost Souls
07. Lorde Yellow Flicker Beat
08. Tinashé The Leap
09. Bat for Lashes Plan the Escape
10. Grace Jones Original Beast
11. Lorde Flicker (Kanye West Rework)
12. XOV Animal
13. The Chemical Brothers This Is Not a Game (feat. Miguel)
14. Lorde Ladder Song
Republic Records release 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1 OST' on November 17th 2014 (pre-order).