OMG, Grace Jones is a national treasure. No. Scrap that. She is a planetary treasure! Four decades in, still cutting edge and slaying everyone with her musical output! "They broke the mold when they made me", indeed.
Offering up her supernatural talents to the The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 OST, Ms. Jones has delivered to us another stunner with the tribal/reggae-fused Original Beast. In fact, this track is so vibrant and crack-like that everything I've listened to, post hearing it, has sounded grey and desaturated...will I ever return to Oz again?! Glinda, where are yooooooooou!!?
Note:The video linked features the entire Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack, so feel free to listen and discuss that too!
00:00 Stromae – Meltdown
04:02 CHVRCHES – Dead Air
07:17 Tove Lo – Scream My Name
10:51 Charli XCX – Kingdom
14:57 Major Lazer – All My Love
18:29 Raury – Lost Souls
21:22 Lorde – Yellow Flicker Beat
25:17 Tinashe – The Leap
29:24 Bat For Lashes – Plan The Escape
31:54 Grace Jones – Original Beast
36:15 Lorde – Flicker (Kanye West Rework)
40:28 XOV – Animal
43:47 The Chemical Brothers – This Is Not A Game
47:02 Lorde – Ladder Song