Coldplay Writes Song for ‘Catching Fire’ Soundtrack

By Maryann Yin Comment

Seven-time Grammy Award-winning band Coldplay (pictured, via) will release a song called “Atlas” for the Catching Fire soundtrack.

Lead singer Chris Martin tweeted a photo of the handwritten lyrics (embedded below),  lyrics based on the second book in Suzanne Collins‘ Hunger Games series.

“Atlas” will be released as a digital download on August 26th.

According to The Hunger Games Facebook page, this is the first time the band has ever recorded an original song for a movie. That announcement has already drawn more than 20,000 ‘likes’ and comments.

The soundtrack for the first Hunger Games movie featured original compositions from country pop star Taylor Swift, rock band Arcade Fire, and indie folk group The Decemberists. Altogether, “The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 & Beyond” album contained sixteen tracks.