Update: Jennifer Lawrence’s song is now available for purchase on iTunes and is on YouTube!
Not long ago we reported some release details about the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack, but now the Universal Music newsletter for their releases during the period of November 24th to December 2nd is out, and it contains some pretty awesome information the Mockingjay Part 1 score composed by James Newton Howard.
According to the newsletter, the score is set to be released on November 24th. No tracklist has been revealed yet (stay tuned, it should be released at some point), but the coolest part of this release information is that it says the album features an a capella piece performed by Jennifer Lawrence, with the melody written by Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack alums, The Lumineers.
In the film, “The Hanging Tree” starts as an a capella performance by Katniss (Jen Lawrence). She is joined first by birds (Mockingjays), then groups of rebels as the song morphs more into score. James adds choir and orchestra and it builds to an amazing crescendo with an enormous action shot. It’s a huge musical moment on the film. It also appears as second end title spot, after “Yellow Flicker Beat.”
So Jen is definitely going to be singing “The Hanging Tree”! Are you freaking out as much as I am right now? I’d say yes. We’re also pretty psyched about the mockingjays joining her. And the rebels. And whatever this “enormous action shot” is. And pretty much every single part of it!
It’s also really interesting that The Lumineers are back to working on this franchise, after doing “Gale Song” for Catching Fire. Do you think this might mean they’ll also have a song of the soundtrack?
This is pretty exciting stuff, for sure. What do you think of this news? Which part of it are you most psyched about? Tell us in a comment!
Thank you to our friends at QuarterQuell.org for this information.