"Suddenly you're ripped into being alive. And life is pain, and life is suffering, and life is horror. But my god, you're alive and it's spectacular."
YELLOW FLICKER BEAT, AND AN ANNIVERSARY

lordemusic:

i’m sitting up in bed, moving through desert halfway between utah and las vegas. yesterday was our ninth show in eleven days. every night, after i play, and say hi, and take pictures, and i walk up the stairs and we go on our way, i set up in this little bed office. i work from midnight until late on the soundtrack, singing into my computer, listening to demos and final mixes. my bus sleeps. we are almost at the end, the point where this soundtrack gets taken away from me and becomes something real. i’m reminded of this day last year, when pure heroine came out in this country. the feeling of something very solitary that i had worked on spinning around and around further away from me, becoming someone else’s, everyone’s. the past year of my life has seen everything around me multiply in size and number - the stamps on my passport, the number of people i have to ask before i ride on the ferris wheel after my set at a festival, the decibels that follow me when i walk around in public. the other thing that’s grown is me - my fitness, my mental stamina, my ability to think clearly and make decisions - but most of all, my capacity for love. the thousands upon thousands (wait, millions(?!!)) of you who bought pure heroine truly feel like friends to me - it’s no coincidence i’m posting this note here, where i feel the most happy and safe online, the place where i laugh the most and where every day, i feel like people get me. i never knew i could feel such a warm heart for this many people at once. thankyou for hearing about me all those months ago, and sticking around. thankyou for being here.

now, about this song - yellow flicker beat. it’s my first offering from what i hope will be a soundtrack you love. it’s my attempt at getting inside her head, katniss’. i hope you like it. 

http://vevo.ly/ELjkPo

taylorswift:

youfitmypoems-likeaperfectrhyme:

I get the one about you being a vampire but Swift, what are you doing here???

I am trapped inside an invisible box, obv.

taylorswift:

youfitmypoems-likeaperfectrhyme:

I get the one about you being a vampire but Swift, what are you doing here???

I am trapped inside an invisible box, obv.

I find it hard to name the one book that was so damn delightful it changed my life. The truth is, they have all changed my life, every single one of them—even the ones I hated. Books are my version of “experiences.” I’m made of them.

you-wish-you-had-this-url:

chibisilverwings:

clinttbarton:

i don’t want to live in a world where i’m not allowed to enjoy both Shakespeare and Ke$ha.

Wake up in the mornin’ feel quite Hamlet-y

Grab my skull, I’m out the door, I’m gonna act real shitty

Before I leave, overthink if I’m on the right track

Cuz if I kill my uncle tonight, he ain’t comin back

I’m talkin trying to kill my foe foe
But instead kill everyone I know know
9 deaths in a row row

ashlynharrris:

nobody hates glee more than people who have sincerely loved glee at some point in their lives

queerhawkeye:

you gotta be ride or die for teenage girls because teenage girls are v ride or die for all the things and people they love and ppl dismiss their passion and constantly shit on them

Basically I wrote the song specifically for the movie, it wasn’t something that I had a draft of previously. I reread the books, and I just wanted to tap into everything that Katniss is feeling in that film and what’s the crazy stuff that goes on. One of the things that happened in the book which to me felt like this crazy turning point was her best friend Peeta tries to kill her, he’s been brainwashed and tries to strangle her. It just felt like something so irreparable and something that the characters couldn’t turn back from. I felt like Katniss was like ‘okay, I’m taking names. I’m coming for blood. You don’t do these types of things to my friends and family and get away with it.’ I just wanted to make something kind of dark and haunting.
Lorde on Yellow Flicker Beat (X)
Yellow Flicker Beat (From "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1")
Lorde

neither:

I’d fuck marry and kill myself

"I really like my life right now, I have friends around me all the time. I’ve started painting more. I’ve been working out a lot. I’ve started to really take pride in being strong. I love the album I made. I love that I moved to New York. So in terms of being happy, I’ve never been closer to that.

boxsetsxbrevkdowns:

Straight iced a motherfucker.

frailgrl:

credit to inkskinned for the quote. i just found this rly important and it’s something i need to remember.

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