Listen: Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars Sing for 'The Hunger Games'

December 23, 2011
Source: Twitter

Hunger Games / Taylor Swift Song

After that spectacular trailer for The Hunger Games, the excitement for fans of Suzanne Collins' best-selling young adult novel should be pretty high. We won't get a new trailer before the end of the year, but in the meantime, there's a bit of a holiday treat to hold everyone over. On Twitter last night, recording artist Taylor Swift revealed a new song called Safe and Sound which she recorded with The Civil Wars and will be on The Hunger Games soundtrack. It's a touching and even haunting tune that captures the harrowing spirit of both the story and main character Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence). Hear it below!

Here's the new tune from The Hunger Games soundtrack which you can buy on iTunes:

Jennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss, a 16-year-old living in the post-apocalyptic country of Panem. Every year, one boy and one girl are chosen from each of Panem's 12 districts to fight each other to their death. Josh Hutcherson plays Peeta, the boy chosen from District 12 for the Hunger Games with Katniss.

The Hunger Games is both written and directed by Oscar nominated filmmaker Gary Ross, director of Seabiscuit and Pleasantville previously, but also writer of Big, Mr. Baseball, Dave, Lassie, Pleasantville and Seabiscuit. It's adapted from Suzanne Collins' popular series of novels, first published in 2008. Lionsgate is bringing Hunger Games to theaters everywhere March 23rd, 2012. May the odds be ever in your favor.

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  • Kergiby
    Brilliant. Not a Taylor Swift fan but this fits the books so well. I can't wait to hear how it fits in the movie.
  • Justin Maisonet
    How many people think this song (or at least a few lines of it) will be played in the cave scene with Peeta?  I don't know, it seems to have a feel for that particular place in the book.
  • Ilovecheer1
    I think this song would be good for when they kill Rue
    • Anonymous
      you gotta spoiler alert that.
      • Han_Lando
        Rue doesn't die, he was kidding. Bruce Willis turns out to be a ghost, though. I did not see that coming.
        • Neuromancer
          [insert obligatory Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker spoiler after 2 Star Wars referencing user names]
          • Anonymous
            yeah, what the heck?  That's actually pretty darn funny.  Must be a Lando Calrissian, Han Solo fan too I guess...
  • Anonymous
    Civil Wars are great.  Barton Hallow is a great song.  Has this sort of feel to it. 
  • The trailer was great, and this song isn't bad either. It should make for a great movie.
  • Mr. Foe
    I hope the Civil Wars get their own song and not just sing back-up. Oh, well. Good song, though.
  • Probably the only song I've ever liked by Taylor. Thank God its for a project that I'm 100% behind. blog: podcast:
  • yikeee$
    weird... a song by Taylor Swift not about an ex
  • Traveler
    I had no idea she could sing like this. Color me surprised. 
  • Chelbellwoot
    Love it!! It will most likely played during the cave scene with peeta.
  • YTfan
    Here's a cover of Safe & Sound that may just be better than the original!




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