From and Inspired by: The Hunger Games

Today, I present to you music from the album The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 and Beyond. The first song in the album, “Abraham’s Daughter” by Arcade Fire, plays over the end credits of that March über-hit. The other 15 do not appear in the movie at all but were inspired by Katniss and Peeta’s plight. The two best tracks, in my opinion, are:

Maroon 5‘s “Come Away to the Water” (ft. Rozzi Crane). No surprise there, I’ve been obsessed with that band for 10  years now.

And 16 year-old newcomer from the UK, Jasmine van den Bogaerde, aka Birdy, with “Just a Game”.

Hope you enjoy this week’s selections. The Hunger Games comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray on August 18!