When Does The 'Mockingjay, Part 2' Soundtrack Come Out? Settle In For A Long Wait
We are just over a month away from the release of the final Hunger Games movie, Mockingjay — Part 2, where everything that Katniss has been working for will come to fruition at the expense of everything that she holds dear. (Have I scared you yet?) However, despite there only being a month separating us from the film, I'm sure I'm not the only fan to have noticed that the Mockingjay — Part 2 soundtrack hasn't come out yet. In fact, I haven't heard very much about it at all. Seriously, when is the Mockingjay — Part 2 soundtrack release date, and why haven't we heard anything about it yet? It's definitely unusual.
When Mockingjay — Part 1 was the big news on the street, it was announced that Lorde was curating the Mockingjay — Part 1 soundtrack in July 2014. The film itself came out on November 21, 2014, while the soundtrack came out on November 17, 2014. Not only do we not know who is curating the soundtrack for Mockingjay — Part 2, but we also don't know when we can even expect it to come out. We've gotten our first clip from Mockingjay — Part 2, and we've got Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson already beginning their press tour for the movie, but we still have no soundtrack. Shouldn't we at least have a track list by now? Instead, all we have are lists of artists we'd love to see on the soundtrack, and our own musical sadness.
As important as watching Katniss in her war against the Panem government is the music that puts us in the mindset of the dystopia that she was born and raised in, that puts us in the mindset of a young hero brutally beaten down by the horrors of war, that puts us in the mindset of snatching moments of happiness around the pain where and when you can. Even though the only songs on Lorde's soundtrack to actually be featured in the film were "Yellow Flicker Beat" and "The Hanging Tree," the entire soundtrack as a whole still gave a somber picture of the bleak spirit of the film.
Then again, maybe it was really giving us a somber picture of the bleak spirit of both films. Maybe the reason that most of the songs on the soundtrack weren't used in Mockingjay — Part 1 was because the rest of them were being saved for use in Mockingjay — Part 2. After all, Mockingjay is yet another one of those Hollywood franchise blockbusters that was split into two films in the wake of the success of Harry Potter, so it could be that they didn't bother to split the soundtrack to match. Maybe the most we'll get for the upcoming film is a re-release of Lorde's soundtrack with another additional song sung by Jennifer Lawrence. You never know.
Either way, the clock is ticking as it counts down the time between us and the final Hunger Games film, so we're sure to get news about the soundtrack soon. In the meantime, it's time to listen to Lorde's Mockingjay — Part 1 soundtrack again and again and again.