Video Premiere: Lorde - Yellow Flicker Beat from The Hunger Games

Lorde returns with a dark and mysterious visual for her brand-new single "Yellow Flicker Beat". The song was written by Lorde (real name Ella Yelich-O'Connor) and Joel Little. The Paul Epworth-produced track serves as the lead single from 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' soundtrack.

In the Emily Kai Bock-directed music video, the newly turned 18-year-old New Zealand singer-songwriter sits in a dimly-lit motel room while contemplating her life following her sudden rise to fame with her 2013 smash-hit single "Royals". According to Lorde herself, lyrics of the track reference the rise of The Hunger Games '​ heroine Katniss Everdeen and the song is her "attempt at getting inside Katniss' head". Disappointingly, the clip doesn't feature any actual footage from the upcoming installment of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1".

Watch the Yellow Flicker Beat video below in all its glory and check out the lyrics section if you like to learn the words or just want to sing along.

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Lyrics to Yellow Flicker Beat by Lorde

[Verse 1]
I'm a princess cut from marble, smoother than a storm
And the scars that mark my body, they're silver and gold
My blood is a flood of rubies, precious stones
It keeps my veins hot, the fire's found a home in me
I move through town, I’m quiet like a fight
And my necklace is of rope, I tie it and untie it

[Pre-Chorus 1]
And now people talk to me, but nothing ever hits home
People talk to me, and all the voices just burn holes
I’m done with it (ooh)

[Chorus]
This is the start of how it ever ends
They used to shout my name, now they whisper it
I'm speeding up and this is the
Red, orange, yellow flicker beat sparking up my heart
We’re at the start, the colors disappear
I never watch the stars, there’s so much down here
So I just try to keep up with them
Red, orange, yellow flicker beat sparking up my heart

[Verse 2]
I dream all year, but they're not the sweet kinds
And the shivers move down my shoulder blades in double time

[Pre-Chorus 2]
And now people talk to me I'm slipping out of reach now
People talk to me, and all their faces blur
But I got my fingers laced together and I made a little prison
And I'm locking up everyone who ever laid a finger on me
I’m done with it (ooh)

[Chorus]

[Outro]
And this is the red, orange, yellow flicker beat
Sparking up my heart
And this is the red, orange, yellow flicker beat-beat-beat-beat


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Lorde
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The music video premiere of Lorde's single Yellow Flicker Beat has already been viewed 4,499 times since it was posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. The video belongs to the music genre of Pop.


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