“Atlas” by Coldplay, the first single off The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack, has been released online.

The new Coldplay song dropped on Friday morning after a week delay that afforded the band more time to perfect it.

Listen to “Atlas” for free below thanks to the beautiful lyric video. Our first impressions: Haunting, deep, somber, but powerful:

You can download “Atlas” via iTunes now.

Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence said of the song, “I have great respect and admiration for Coldplay, and we are thrilled with how well they have connected to the themes and ideas within the film. Their unwavering passion and excitement for the project elevated the collaboration even further, and we can’t wait to share this music with audiences around the world.”

“Atlas” by Coldplay lyrics:

“Some saw the smoke
Some heard the gun
Some bent the bow
Sometimes the wise must tense for the note
Caught in the fire, say oh
We’re about to explode

Carry your world, I’ll carry your world
Carry your world, I’ll carry your world

Some far away
Some search for gold
Some dragon to slay
Heaven we hope is just up the road
Show me the way, lord because I am about to explode

Carry your world, I’ll carry your world
Carry your world, I’ll carry your world”

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens in theaters on November 22. The album should be released in the days leading up to the movie.

What do you think of Coldplay’s ‘Atlas’? Is it a fit for ‘Catching Fire’?

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