I think I’ve established before that I’m a huge fan of Lorde. I’ve listened to her music endlessly and I’ve seen her in concert (which you HAVE to do, she’s incredible live). So, naturally, I was over the moon when her song from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One got nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Song. And probably like all the other Lorde fans out there, I was sad that it did not win the Golden Globe last night.
The great thing about this song is that Lorde perfectly captured the essence of Mockingjay Part One. She sings in the chorus, “This is the start of how it all ends/ They used to shout my name, now they whisper it,” which perfectly resonates where Katniss is at this point in the film series. The film is the start (part one) of how the whole series ends (there’s a part two coming November 2015). Further, Katniss was once something revered in the Capitol, but now she’s their enemy and something not be admired, therefore they “whisper” her name.
The song as a whole has these incredible, thought provoking lines that just seamlessly fit to the story of Katniss, which I think means it deserved the Golden Globe, and quite possibly an Academy Award nomination. I doubt we’ll see Lorde at the Oscars, but I hope I’m wrong!