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November 17, 2014 at 03:42 PM EST

In case you hadn’t heard, Lorde curated the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1, which is this small indie film about a girl who plays with her food and has birds for pets. And because Lorde has started releasing a few of the songs from the upcoming film, she decided it was time for a Twitter Q&A with her fans.

Here’s what we learned:

She was very hands-on with the soundtrack.

.@joeywenceslao every artist on the soundtrack was personally selected and approached by me – it was awesome to work/communicate 1 on 1 :)

— Lorde (@lordemusic) November 17, 2014

She’s well aware that a lot of the songs are “downbeat,” and there’s a reason for it.

.@pickleperfect i think there are a lot of downbeat songs on the soundtrack (plan the escape, the leap, kingdom, the ladder song etc) and.. — Lorde (@lordemusic) November 17, 2014

.@pickleperfect it was important to me that there was balance. also i felt that while there was sadness and loss in part 1, it was as much.. — Lorde (@lordemusic) November 17, 2014

.@pickleperfect about inner strength and working up the courage to fight back

— Lorde (@lordemusic) November 17, 2014

She ripped her foot open on the set of her “Yellow Flicker Beat” music video.

.@Ibrahimbadran2 i walked onto set in socks to practise the fall and ripped my foot open on a staple LOL blood everywhere — Lorde (@lordemusic) November 17, 2014

Not every song made the cut.

.@mauiencar yes, i actually introduced tiny ruins to david lynch and they collab’d on a BEAUTIFUL song but i felt it didn’t fit in tonally

— Lorde (@lordemusic) November 17, 2014

Here’s why she chose to cover Bright Eyes’ “Ladder Song.”

.@LORDESGENTLEMEN to me it felt like the perspective of a divine being (or even a modern-day reader) looking down at the events in panem — Lorde (@lordemusic) November 17, 2014

.@LORDESGENTLEMEN ‘no-one knows where the ladder goes’ felt like a really sad pretty sentiment after so much bloodshed/for the greater good

— Lorde (@lordemusic) November 17, 2014

If she could be any character, she’d obviously be Cinna.

.@shradergamess CINNA FOREVER — Lorde (@lordemusic) November 17, 2014

Lorde is officially Team Peeta.

.@seriouslypolly i mean i shouldn’t pick sides peeta

— Lorde (@lordemusic) November 17, 2014

She really does care about this fandom.

.@amateurgatsby i really care about the hunger games fandom & know how important the films’ music is to them, so i wanted them to enjoy it.. — Lorde (@lordemusic) November 17, 2014

.@amateurgatsby or at least understand the kind of sonic world i was trying to build even if some of the styles weren’t their thing <3

— Lorde (@lordemusic) November 17, 2014

Yes, she loves Jennifer Lawrence just as much as Jennifer Lawrence loves her.

.@JENSPLZZA haha she was so cute, very excited that i was there! she kept running over between takes to chat/we double fangirled. i luv jen — Lorde (@lordemusic) November 17, 2014

According to Lorde, Mockingjay is the most emotional of the films.

.@jordanxcx yes. and i also remember my fist going into the air….. by far the most emotional of the 3 films. it really is a masterpiece

— Lorde (@lordemusic) November 17, 2014

Her three chosen words to describe the soundtrack are…

.@teenidling TOUGH. BRAVE. SHIMMERING. — Lorde (@lordemusic) November 17, 2014

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