Angus and Julia Stone Show Up Jennifer Lawrence
  • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015

  • Posted by: Emily Daly

Angus and Julia Stone recorded a more polished, yet still raggedly haunting version of "The Hanging Tree" from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Pt. 1. Fans of the movie loved Jennifer Lawrence's version, when the movie came out it reached No. 12 in it's first week on Billboard's Hot 100, but the new version by the brother-and-sister duo surpasses the original's sparse arrangement. To be fair, Lawrence wasn't officially entering the competition. She's admitted that she hates to sing in front of people, and that she even cried on set the day that scene was filmed. J Law probably would have preferred they used the Stone's version in the film and spared her the frustration all together.



Like the first, Angus and Julia Stone's version starts with female vocals, singing the eerie lines, "Are you, are you, coming to the tree?/They strung up a man they say who murdered three." The folk duo add the creeping rhythm of a plucked guitar, a shuffling drum beat, and the warbling sound of what might be a didgeridoo—after all, they are from Australia. It all adds up to an amazing sound, sinister and unsettling in the best way possible.

For more beautiful folk expression, check out our session with the Stones at Rockwood Music Hall:

Comments

Hot Baeble Videos
Larkin Poe live at Baeble HQ

Larkin Poe live at Baeble HQ

Great Good Fine Ok live at Industry City

Great Good Fine Ok live at Industry City

Bears Den live at Baeble HQ

Bears Den live at Baeble HQ

Melanie Martinez live at Atlantic Records Recording Studio

Melanie Martinez live at Atlantic Records Recording Studio

LOLO live at Baeble HQ

LOLO live at Baeble HQ

Bright Light Bright Light live at Baeble HQ

Bright Light Bright Light live at Baeble HQ

Corbu live at Baeble HQ

Corbu live at Baeble HQ

Aurora live at Baeble HQ

Aurora live at Baeble HQ

Kayla Brianna live at The Bell House

Kayla Brianna live at The Bell House

HONNE live at EAR Studio Austin

HONNE live at EAR Studio Austin

© 2016 Baeble Media. All rights reserved.