Jennifer Lawrence’s “The Hanging Tree”, composed by James Newton Howard for the Mockingjay Part One Score, has now gone platinum! The song has been on Top 5 iTunes charts in 75 countries and is still breaking records.
As Gabriella Claymore of stereogum writes
If you don’t know anything about “The Hanging Tree,” here’s what you need to know: It’s a song composed for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 by James Newton Howard and it features Jennifer Lawrence on vocals. It’s a creepy-as-hell take on classic Americana murder ballads whose lyrics originally appeared in the book, but were tweaked and set to music by the Lumineers’ Jeremiah Fraites and Wesley Schultz. This song also got a popular “rebel remix” for radio. I suppose that author Suzanne Collins will be stoked that her debut single went platinum today, selling over one million digital copies
Well, we are more than happy about these news ! Listen to the song above!