Note-able: The Hanging Tree, sung by Jennifer Lawrence

Note-able is my very, very irregular post in which I talk about songs, musicians, bands, concerts…in other words, any music that I find special or worthy to be discussed.

I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s kind of obsessed with this song, right? I’ve read the books, you’ve read the books, we’ve read the lyrics to this song, probably more than once (at least in my case). They are haunting and creepy and maybe give you the chills (again, at least in my case). You might’ve even imagined what the song sounded like, how the melody went. But nothing prepared us for Jennifer Lawrence singing it in the first installment of Mockingjay. Her voice isn’t perfect. I doubt I’d buy her CD if she came out with one. But her voice is soulful and gave life to this song in a way it never really got in the book. I got chills in the movie theater, sitting there listening to her sing this song and watch those people march. Every time I listen to it now, I get those chills again. I can’t stop singing, “Are you, are you coming to the tree?”

Alright, you’re probably tired of me blabbing on and on about it. If you haven’t heard the song, listen to it below, and then tell me what you think in the comments!

16 thoughts on “Note-able: The Hanging Tree, sung by Jennifer Lawrence

  1. I really enjoy this version of the song and it does actually sound a little like I imagined it would when I read it way back in like 2010…but the breaks in the song don’t half seem a little unnatural, like how there is a rest in “mid-night” O.o

  2. I love this song 🙂 I didn’t imagine like this when I read the book but I am happy with the choice for the tune. I don’t especially like the way she sings at the beginning even though I love her voice but when all the people sing it’s beautiful 🙂

  3. I feel exactly the same! I love love love this song.
    Once I heard Yellow Flicker Beat I wasn’t sure I could love a song more than that one, but this is right up there, tied for favorite songs ever! J-Law has such a unique voice, and it’s perfect for Katniss’s unsteady singing voice. It really made the movie so much more powerful.

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