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Tiny Ruins Recorded “Dream Wave” With David Lynch For “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” (But It Didn’t Make The Soundtrack)

Lorde got David Lynch and Tiny Ruins to contribute “a BEAUTIFUL song” to the soundtrack of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1”. Then she rejected it.
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David Lynch and his guitar

UPDATE (April 2016): “Dream Wave” is out now and you can stream it below.

The soundtrack of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 was released just a few days ahead of the theatrical release of what will become 2014’s biggest blockbuster. 18 year-old pop phenomenon Lorde was tasked to curate the soundtrack, so she went on to enlist the likes of Stromae, CHVRCHES, Charli XCX, Major Lazer, Bat for Lashes, The Chemical Brothers, and even Grace Jones.

I wouldn’t be telling you this if her Twitter Q&A this morning didn’t reveal the fact that Lorde also got David Lynch to contribute a song to the soundtrack.

According to her tweet she introduced Tiny Ruins to him and he collaborated on “a BEAUTIFUL song” with the New Zealand band. However, it turns out the song didn’t make the final track list because Lorde felt “it didn’t fit in tonally.


UPDATE: The Fader was able to ask Lorde to clarify her decision and here’s what she said:

He’d tweeted a long time ago that he was a big fan of a New Zealand artist called Tiny Ruins, who makes this beautiful, delicate, well-written music. I thought, “Wouldn’t it be cool if I could get them together?” They headed off and they recorded a beautiful, beautiful song for the soundtrack, and it was one of the hardest decisions I had to make not including it. It was so dear to me, but it was an outlier in terms of tone and style, and I thought it would be better suited for one of their projects at some point. But there’s nothing weirder than having a David Lynch song on your computer and not using it.

Hollie Fullbrook from Tiny Ruins herself commented:

It’s pretty crazy. Hopefully you will hear it soon. I am investigating the legality of just releasing it […] I have talked to [Lorde] and David about it and I am confident people will get to hear it at some stage.

I myself am still amazed that happened. […] In his room! Well, a room – his cinema suite where he edits his films. Its a beautiful space with tonnes of amazing gear. Old amplifiers, beautiful guitars. […] He was wonderful. Everything you would want him to be, and more. He was interesting and a curious person. I could tell you more about it if you want to sit down for a couple of hours as it was quite an experience!

The takeaway here is that after being a fan of the musical ensemble since at least September 2013, David Lynch recorded a song with Tiny Ruins, which we’ll hear eventually anyway. And we have Lorde to thank for it.

Tiny Ruins – Dream Wave (recorded with David Lynch)

Here’s their collaboration, via The Line of Best Fit!

Tiny Ruins – Carriages

Another Tiny Ruins recording you may like.

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What's your response to this?


  1. Matt says:

    I have only one question: who the hell is Lorde?

    • Avatar photo Twin Pie says:

      She has never seen a diamond in the flesh, she cut her teeth on wedding rings in the movies. And she’s not proud of her address in a torn-up town, no postcode envy.

  2. B says:

    I feel like the album doesn’t reflect the movie’s tone. It feels like a tribute to Lorde’s style instead. I’m not impressed. I want a soundtrack to reflect the film and the film’s story or aspects not the producer’s style.

  3. Randy says:

    I am lorde, ya ya ya

  4. Moonbear says:

    Lorde……………..she is featured in so much discussion here in my part of the world but realistically has had only one radio release. Now she axes David. She is getting tough to love.

  5. Let's Rock says:


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