The ballad, recorded by the Oscar winner for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, is a song her character in the movie sings to rally the troops in the rebellion. Though little ditty becomes a de facto anthem in the flick, Lawrence herself has a hard time letting people hear her sing it.
“When I sing, I sound like a deer that has been caught in a fence,” she recently joked about recording the track. Director Frances Lawrence added that the actress “was not happy she had to sing it all day long” in a separate interview.
“She cried a little bit in the morning,” he added.
Composed by James Newton Howard and arranged by The Lumineers, “The Hanging Tree” will be available on the movie’s score out Nov. 24. For now, fans can just listen to it — above — or stick with the film’s hipsters-approved, Lorde-curated soundtrack.