Jennifer Lawrence officially became a pop star when her song from The Hunger Games: MockingJay – Part 1, “The Hanging Tree,” hit the charts with not just a bang but an explosion. For those who love the song, and the actress’s take on it, Yahoo Music is excited to offer up a brand-new remix of the tune exclusively for fans.
The track was mixed by Michael Gazzo, an NYC-based Producer/DJ just recently signed to Universal Republic/Casablanca Records, and, like the original, features vocals from “Katniss” – i.e. Lawrence – herself!
As Gazzo explains, “Hanging Tree” is an iconic ballad. Currently topping the charts in almost every single country, the track was a no brainer when it came to remixing! My take on “Hanging Tree” is much lighter, and listener friendly. Although the nature of the track is dark, I envisioned it uplifting an entire group of people to rise up. To unite.
“The large chords and simplicity of this re-make does the original the justice it deserves. But this is all up to your opinion as well!”
The original “Hanging Tree” debuted in the Billboard Top 20 (No. 12, to be exact) its first week of release.