One of the biggest rock bands in the world is teaming up with one of the biggest movie franchises. In what would be their first new release since their 2011 album Mylo Xyloto, Coldplay has recorded a song for the highly anticipated sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
The song is titled Atlas and will be released on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. "We are so honored that Coldplay, one of the iconic rock bands of our generation, will perform the first song out on the new soundtrack," said Tracy McKnight, Lionsgate's Head of Film Music. "Knowing that Chris Martin is a fan of the books makes this even more meaningful. The Coldplay single underscores the stature of recording artists we've assembled for this powerful soundtrack."