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Lorde - Flicker (Kanye West Rework)

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  • Artist: Lorde
  • Track: Flicker (Kanye West Rework)
  • Producer: Kanye West
  • Album: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Soundtrack

In late September we featuredYellow Flicker Beat, a single from Lorde that will find a home on the The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Five weeks later, we are treated to a reworking of the single, now entitled just Flicker, and masterminded by Kanye West. Unlike the Paul Epworth-produced original, which was driving, intense and quite pulse-pounding, the updated model, also slated for inclusion on the soundtrack, is quite boring. West takes a very sleepy, atmospheric approach, which when coupled with the New Zealand singer/songwriter's vocals creates a creepy, downtrodden musical affair. If one or both versions has piqued your audible interest, Republic Records will release the 14-track set on Monday, November 17.

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