By Tim Kenneally
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - "Catching Fire" soundtrack's heat will be tempered with a little bit of Coldplay.
"Atlas," the first track from the upcoming soundtrack for the "Hunger Games" sequel, is scheduled for release on iTunes and other digital retailers on August 26, Lionsgate and Republic Records said Friday.
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" soundtrack will be released by Republic prior to the film's November 22 release date. "Atlas" is the first original tune that Coldplay has recorded for a film.
"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," "Catching Fire" director Francis Lawrence said of the group's contribution. "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."