National frontman Matt Berninger noted the irony, quipping to NME, "...I thought [it] was sort of funny because [the movie] is about killing kids. I don't know how a song can be darker than that?" Originally, the track it penned for the movie was called "Dying Is Easy," but it's now been changed to the more benign-sounding "Lean." Despite the minor controversy, Berninger praised the overall experience of creating a song for the vastly popular franchise, saying: "It was a really fun project…It was a cool change from how we normally work on things — to write something for something else. It was kind of a pressure release thing and it was fun, we really enjoyed it."
Rumor has it that Ellie Goulding will also be on the soundtrack, thanks to her own Twitter semi-confirmation. With only two months until The Hunger Games: Catching Fire's theater release, we're getting antsy for updates on, well, anything. But, like Katniss Everdeen, we must be strong, patient, and wise. Our day will come. [NME]