Ariana Grande Raves with Major Lazer on ‘Hunger Games’ Song

Marc Hogan

By Marc Hogan

Lead News Writer
on 11.13.14 in News

District One must have a rave tent. Ariana Grande foreshadowed a turn toward electronic dance music with this summer’s Zedd-assisted “Break Free,” from the big-voiced pop singer’s mixed-bag 2014 album My Everything. Diplo, when not throwing ill-advised shade that boomerangs on him courtesy of Lorde, has been readying a new album and animated TV show for his Major Lazer project. The two combine on “All My Love,” a song from Lorde‘s Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 soundtrack that didn’t appear on the initial tracklist.

The result is schizoid, shuffling dance-pop that cries out for the return of summer so people can sing along to the chorus with their windows down. Whatever your local weather, it’s easily the catchiest song yet from a November 17 compilation that has already offered up Lorde’s own “Yellow Flicker Beat,” Kanye West‘s “Flicker” rework, Chvrches’ “Dead Air” and Miguel’s Chemical Brothers collaboration “This Is Not a Game.” The film, out November 21, must not be all dystopian gloom.

Listen to “All my Love” below, along with another just-surfaced Hunger Games song, “Meltdown,” by Belgium’s Stromae with Lorde, Pusha T, Q-Tip, and HAIM.