Jennifer Lawrence can now add “competent singer” to her unending list of impressive attributes and accomplishments, because the Internet’s most beloved person (sorry, Benedict) has added her own vocal prowess to the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One. And it’s really, really dark.
Taught to Katniss by her father when she was young, “The Hanging Tree” is a dark tune that factors heavily into our heroine’s life. Though its themes were dark — it is a tune sung from the perspective of a dead man hanging in a tree calling out to his lover to be with him in death — the song stuck with Katniss and became a sort of comfort to her after the passing of her father.
Lawrence was reportedly terrified of singing the song — or singing for all the world to hear at all — and consistently has balked at her own abilities. To which we say: don’t be so hard on yourself, Lawrence! You did more than just fine here.
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