Lorde “Yellow Flicker Beat” Kanye West remix from the Hunger Games soundtrack: Listen to the “rework” here, via YouTube.

Hear Kanye West’s Take on Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat,” for the Hunger Games Soundtrack

Hear Kanye West’s Take on Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat,” for the Hunger Games Soundtrack

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Nov. 11 2014 12:11 PM

Hear Kanye West’s Take on Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat,” for the Hunger Games Soundtrack

Photos by Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images and Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images.
Kanye West and Lorde.

Photos by Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images and Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images.

Ever since Lorde announced the star-studded tracklist for the for the Hunger Games soundtrack she curated, one of the most anticipated tracks has been the collaboration with Kanye West.

Early Tuesday morning, Lorde shared West’s contribution, and as expected it’s a “rework” of her lead single “Yellow Flicker Beat.” Lorde described it as “the quieter, slinkier side of the coin,” which is about right: West’s version slows the tempo down but boosts the bass and adds in the sound of a ghostly choir. Lorde’s version might be easier to move to, but West’s version you could get lost in.