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