Cover image for Divergent : original motion picture soundtrack.
Title:
Divergent : original motion picture soundtrack.
UPC:
602537777648
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, California Interscope Records Marketed in Australasia by Universal Music Australia, ©2014.
Physical Description:
1 CD ; 12 cm. + issued with booklet.
General Note:
Songs and instrumental music.

Catalogued from container.

Compact disc.

Universal Music : 3777764.

WARNING: Moderate impact coarse language and/or themes.
Contents:
1. Find you / Zedd featuring Matthew Koma and Miriam Bryant -- 2. Beating heart / Ellie Goulding -- 3. Fight for you / Pia Mia featuring Chance the Rapper -- 4. Hanging on (I See Monstas remix) / Ellie Goulding -- 5. I won't let you go / Snow Patrol -- 6. Run boy run / Woodkid -- 7. Backwards / Tame Impala and Kendrick Lamar -- 8. I need you / M83 -- 9. In distress / ASAP Rocky featuring Gesaffelstein -- 10. Stranger / Skrillex with KillaGraham from Milo & Otis and Sam Dew -- 11. Dream machines / Big Deal -- 12. Dead in the water / Ellie Goulding -- 13. I love you / Woodkid -- 14. Waiting game / Banks -- 15. My blood / Ellie Goulding.
Abstract:
The soundtrack to Divergent, the first film adapted from Veronica Roth's dystopian young adult novel series, reflects the story's high-tech future -- in which people are separated into factions based on their virtues -- in its mix of EDM and hip-hop. Even if the EDM craze had peaked somewhat by the time of the film's 2014 release, it's a refreshing change from the brooding alt-rock that dominated the Twilight Saga soundtracks and, to a lesser extent, The Hunger Games' music. Befitting Divergent's theme of breaking the rules, the soundtrack's most daring moment is among the best. On "Backwards," Tame Impala and Kendrick Lamar turn their unlikely collaboration into a trippy, ominous blend of their respective strengths. More expected highlights include Skrillex's propulsive "Stranger," which features vocals from Killagraham, and M83's "I Need You," which blends sax and heavily processed vocals into something surprisingly affecting. Ellie Goulding, who also contributed vocals to the Divergent score, acts as an anchor to the soundtrack's more explosive moments with the ethereal "Beating Heart," "Hanging On," and "Dead in the Water." Similarly, "Run Boy Run" and "I Love You" showcase Woodkid's filmic drama at its finest. Tracks by Zedd, ASAP Rocky, and Snow Patrol round out a soundtrack that takes enough risks -- and pulls them off -- to stand out from the YA pack.
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