Divergent has a big deal soundtrack, as all YA-to-Blockbuster franchises seem to these days. There are songs from Ellie Goulding, Skrillex, BANKS and M83 (which came out yesterday), as well as a bunch of rather unexpected collaborations: A$AP Rocky and Gesaffellstein? Kendrick Lamar and Tame Impala? And oddest of them all, Pia Mia, Chance the Rapper-- and Clams Casino?
You might recognize Pia Mia, an Interscope signee who got her start as a YouTube cover star and a Kardashian hanger-on, as the girl who had the gumption to sing "Hold On, We're Going Home" in front of Kanye West and Drake himself during a Kardashian family dinner (or if you're truly kept up, you'll recall that she sang the hook on Kendall and Kylie's "Pee Song (Prod. by Juicy J)"-- seriously). Chance joining her here makes enough sense, because Chance seems open and eager to collaborate with whoever -- Justin Bieber, James Blake, Jeremih, etc. -- knowing he's agile enough to make whatever work. But you have to wonder: how did Clams Casino get wrapped up into this? Anyways, the product of their teamup, "Fight For You," is a little more straightforward than most Clams but still a little spacey. And overall, it's pretty good. Listen below. The rest of the soundtrack (full tracklist below) is out March 11 and the movie hits theaters March 21.
Stream: Pia Mia f. Chance the Rapper, "Fight For You (Prod. Clams Casino)"
01 Zedd: "Find You" [ft. Matthew Koma and Miriam Bryant]
02 Ellie Goulding: "Beating Heart"
03 Pia Mia: "Fight for You" [ft. Chance the Rapper]
04 Ellie Goulding: "Hanging On" (I See MONSTAS remix)
05 Snow Patrol: "I Won't Let You Go"
06 Woodkid: "Run Boy Run"
07 Tame Impala and Kendrick Lamar: "Backwards"
08 M83: "I Need You"
09 A$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"