So, this is pretty cool. At least, I think it’s pretty cool. If you haven’t heard “The Hanging Tree” sung by Jennifer Lawrence, then you obviously haven’t seen the new Hunger Games movie, or you’re not a middle school student. Or you don’t listen to hit radio. Anyway, “The Hanging Tree” is sort of a surprise hit because it’s sung by a non-singer and wasn’t created to be a radio song. But, with Jennifer Lawrence’s star-power, it went platinum.
Now there’s an amazing new a cappella version of “The Hanging Tree” by Peter Hollens. It is sung by a REAL singer (an amazing singer, really). It is haunting and beautiful. The video is excellent. There’s even a cameo by yours truly in it. Can you see me? I’m part of the Peter Hollens Army.
Filming my teeny tiny part in the video was a really fun experience. I had coffee with Evynne, and joked with her about how Peter could ask me to be in one of his songs anytime. Haha. That afternoon, Evynne texted me and asked if I could come over to be in a video. Haha?
I went to Peter’s studio in their house. It was totally full of fog. I wish I had taken photos, but I was too nervous. I mean, Peter is pretty much totally famous. There were other people there being filmed for the Army. I listened to the song a few times before I built up the courage to stand in front of the camera. (I should probably say that I didn’t actually sing in the song, it was already recorded… ) I had to look angry, which is kind of hard for me. But, I did it! In one take! Haha!
So, share the video! Tell people about it! Let’s make my Peter Hollens debut go positively VIRAL! Go on all the social networks! Tell everyone! I’M FAMMMMOUSSSSS! Haha. But, seriously, share it. Or at least watch it.
Good job, Carolyn! Cool song. Also, thanks for keeping me up with the hip stuff all the cool kids are into nowadays. I had no idea.. 😉