The band's new single made just for the film soundtrack will be released by Republic Records on August 26.
British alternative rock band Coldplay is set to release their first new music since their 2011 album "Mylo Xyloto" and it will appear as the lead single on the "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" movie soundtrack. It's the first original song contribution of the band for a motion picture after some of their songs have been used on such flicks as "Wedding Crashers", "Garden State" and "The Amazing Spider-Man".
"I have great respect and admiration for Coldplay, and we are thrilled with how well they have connected to the themes and ideas within the film," said Francis Lawrence, the film's director, in a statement. "Their unwavering passion and excitement for the project elevated the collaboration even further, and we can't wait to share this music with audiences around the world."
This enthusiasm for the project was demonstrated by the band as they posted the song lyrics to "Atlas" on their Twitter account, perhaps the interest for it was largely influenced by frontman Chris Martin who was apparently a fan of the Suzanne Collins novel. The announcement of Coldplay's involvement is an indication of the level of recording artists that will be featured in the soundtrack, whose release date is yet to be determined.
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is the second installment in "The Hunger Games" film series. The movie hits theaters on November 22 and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Philip Seymour Hoffman.