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Coldplay Releasing New 'Hunger Games' Track

'Atlas' will be the first single off 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' soundtrack

Chris Martin of Coldplay performs in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Rob Verhorst/Redferns
August 9, 2013 9:50 AM ET

Coldplay are set to release a new song on August 26th as part of the upcoming Hunger Games: Catching Fire movie soundtrack. "Atlas" will serve as the first track on the new film's soundtrack. 

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"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 Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence. "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."

The band shared in the excitement earlier today by posting a picture with the song's lyrics on Twitter.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is slated for release on November 22nd, and "Atlas" will debut on August 26th. Coldplay announced last year that the band would be taking a three-year hiatus from touring

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