The chart-topping companion album to the Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) film The Hunger Games, “The Hunger Games”: Songs from District 12 and Beyond, will unlock a free download of “Deep in the Meadow (Lullaby)” performed by musician Sting beginning March 27, 2012. The track can also be purchased as a single from major digital retailers.
“Lullaby” remains a centerpiece of The Hunger Games. In the story, the protagonist Katniss [Jennifer Lawrence] learns the song from her father who sang it to her as a child. Passing down the tradition, Katniss sings it to her little sister Primrose, as well as to fellow Tribute Rue, to calm their fears.
Meanwhile, digital media measurement and research company Rentrak has reported that The Hunger Games film has collected a whopping $155 million on debut during March 23 – 25 while running at 4,137 locations in the U.S.[ Also Read: Will Cybergeddon Change the Film Distribution Model? ]
Sixteen-time Grammy Award winner Sting delivers a poetic rendition of “Lullaby,” produced by singer-songwriter and producer T-Bone Burnett. The pair last collaborated on 2003’s “You Will Be My Ain’ True Love” for the film, Cold Mountain. The song was subsequently nominated for an Academy Award, a Grammy Award and a Golden Globe.
Upon purchasing the album, fans can go to www.thehungergamesmovie.com/lullaby in order to get the track as a free download.[ Also Read: Get Ready to See the Hunger Games ]
As one of the world’s most respected performers, Sting recently celebrated his 25th anniversary as a solo artist with the release of the definitive box set collection 25 Years as well as The Best Of 25 Years.
The free iPad app, STING 25, also serves as a commemoration of this milestone. He is currently on the celebrated Back to Bass world tour, and will soon embark on a tour throughout North America and Europe this summer.
You can download “Deep in the Meadow (Lullaby)” by Sting on Tuesday, March 27th.