Ellie Goulding & Zedd Contribute New Music to ‘Divergent’ Soundtrack
By Scott T. Sterling
Ellie Goulding and Zedd are both set to feature new songs on the upcoming soundtrack for sci-fi flick Divergent, set to hit big screens on March 21. The soundtrack will precede the film, rolling out March 11 via Interscope Records.
Goulding will contribute a new song, “Beating Heart,” and will also add her inimitable vocals to the movie’s score, composed by Dutch DJ/producer Junkie XL and executive-produced by soundtrack giant Hans Zimmer. The soundtrack also will include cuts from Goulding’s second full-length album, Halcyon.
“We started working on the film with songs from Ellie Goulding’s album Halcyon and soon found that the texture of her music and the tone of her voice matched perfectly with our film,” said director Neil Burger in a press release. “In many ways Ellie has become the inner voice of our heroine Tris.”
Based on the first of a series of novels by Veronica Roth, Divergent is poised to be the next big teen movie franchise, following in the footsteps of Twilight and The Hunger Games.