Perth rockers Tame Impala are teaming up with Kendrick Lamar on the soundtrack to the film Divergent, set to be this year’s teen-fantasy blockbuster. The song is a reworking of Tame Impala’s Feels Like We Only Go Backwards with Lamar on vocals, called simply Backwards.
The stacked soundtrack also features a bunch of other indie favourites, including, M83, Ellie Goulding, Zedd (whose song you can check out below), Skrillex. Plus other notable collaborations between A$AP Rocky and Gesaffelstein and a track by YouTube sensation Pia Mia which features Chance the Rapper.
Kendrick Lamar recently collaborated with Nevada rock band Imagine Dragons for a notable performance of their hit Radioactive at this year’s Grammy Awards. After the ceremony, Imagine Dragons released a remix of their hit featuring Lamar’s contained-storm of a solo rap verse.
The Divergent: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is due out internationally on March 11, with the film, which is an adaptation of Veronica Roth‘s best-selling dystopian young adult novel, due in theatres on March 21.
Divergent Soundtrack Tracklist:
1 Zedd: “Find You” [ft. Matthew Koma and Miriam Bryant]
2 Ellie Goulding: “Beating Heart”
3 Pia Mia: “Fight for You” [ft. Chance the Rapper]
4 Ellie Goulding: “Hanging On” (I See MONSTAS remix)
5 Snow Patrol: “I Won’t Let You Go”
6 Woodkid: “Run Boy Run”
7 Tame Impala and Kendrick Lamar: “Backwards”
8 M83: “I Need You”
9 A$AP Rocky: “In Distress” [ft. Gesaffelstein]
10 Pretty Lights: “Lost and Found” (ODESZA remix)
11 Skrillex: “STRANGER” [ft. KillaGraham From Milo & Otis & Sam Dew]
12 Big Deal: “Dream Machines”
13 Ellie Goulding: “Dead in the Water”
14 Woodkid: “I Love You”
15 BANKS: “Waiting Game”
16 Ellie Goulding: “My Blood”
Listen: Zedd – Find You – [Lyric Video] ft. Matthew Koma & Miriam Bryant
Watch: Divergent Trailer