Taylor Swift released the music video for “Safe & Sound,” her new single from The Hunger Games movie soundtrack. Featuring the Grammy-winning duo, The Civil Wars, Swift’s new video doesn’t feature a peppy high school girl falling in love. There’s a feel of loneliness in Swift’s new video. Check it out below.
The music video premiered last night on MTV. There are no clips featured in the video of the upcoming movie, but it does capture the feeling of teenage girl feeling alone in the world. Swift wanders barefoot through plain fields and burning forests before entering an abandoned house where she finds a Mockingjay pin, which is a major symbol in the film.
Swift told MTV that she fell in love with characters after reading the books in just two days.
“When I got the call, I though from what I’d heard out the movie, ‘It’s an action movie, right? We’re probably going to be writing a song that’s like, “We’re going to win.” And then I read the book, and I thought, ‘No, we’re going to have to write sort of a death lullaby, it’s so different from what I thought.’”
According to MTV, the music video was actually shot in a cemetery to capture that depressed tone. The Civil Wars also appear a few times in the video, mostly singing backup vocals to Swift.
Check out the video below:
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