Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Video: Taylor Swift's "Safe & Sound"

Taylor Swift has released the music video to accompany her new folk-inspired ballad "Safe & Sound," her collaboration with the Civil Wars, which appears on the soundtrack for the film adaptation of "The Hunger Games."

"Safe & Sound" is the lead-off song from the movie's soundtrack, which also includes another song from Swift and music from Arcade Fire and the Decemberists. The album drops March 20 and the film is released days later on March 23.

Their spare, haunting tune is the kind of song that demands a video full of fireside glow and American Gothic overtones. Luckily, that’s exactly what the clip is: Civil Wars harmonize warmly while Swift wanders a gorgeously-rendered wasteland full of spooky abandoned wells and ungulates who turn to ash.

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