Altho we are still a few months away from the release of The Hunger Games in theaters, the promo machine for the film is already in HIGH gear. We’ve already seen posters for the film and we’ve learned of the forthcoming release of a cosmetics line themed on the film … and today we get to hear the first single from the film soundtrack. Country/Pop star Taylor Swift teamed up with The Civil Wars for the song Safe & Sound, which is the first single to come from the official movie soundtrack … and you can hear it in full below.
Naturally, considering the artists who recorded it, Safe & Sound has a distinctly Country sound. It’s a sweet ballad that, I’m sure, is mean to illicit emotion and feeling from the listener. My guess is that the effect will be more powerful when the song is paired with imagery from the film. In all honesty, I’m not crazy about this song upon first and second listen but … I can deffo see how it might do very well as the soundtrack’s first single. I’m actually surprised that we are hearing this song so early before the film’s release (Safe & Sound can be purchased on iTunes HERE). That being said, I suspect we will hear other songs from the Hunger Games soundtrack in the coming weeks leading up to the film’s release in late March. What do y’all think of this song? Are you impressed?