Add singing to Jennifer Lawrence's extensive list of talents (see: shooting a bow and arrow, goofy red carpet faces, Oscar-worthy acting).
The Hunger Games released audio of Lawrence singing "The Hanging Tree" from Mockingjay - Part 1, and it's shockingly good considering the actress previously described herself as a tone-deaf Amy Winehouse.
Arranged by composer James Newton and the Lumineers, with lyrics byHunger Games author Suzanne Collins, the song is a melancholy tune, which features Lawrence singing a cappella until a haunting chorus chimes in.
In the Games' plot, the "Hanging Tree" is an Appalachian folk song that Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) learned from her father, and sang until her mother banned it. During Mockingjay, Katniss associates the song with the sorrows of the revolution against the Capitol.
Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence was also apparently surprised by Lawrence's ability to sing in key, telling AOL he gave the actress a vocal coach to "build her confidence."
"She feels very vulnerable about singing, and she knew she was going to have to sing all day," Lawrence said. "Jenn was not happy that she had to sing it all day long, and she cried a little bit in the morning."
The song will be featured on the Mockingjay - Part 1 soundtrack, due out Nov. 24.
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