By Carina Adly MacKenzie
The first single from the upcoming soundtrack to the highly anticipated "Hunger Games" is a collaboration between Taylor Swift and indie-folkers The Civil Wars. Their song, "Safe and Sound," is an eerie, lonely promise of safety that sounds like a lie -- because, in the case of "The Hunger Games," it mostly is.
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Though they introduced her performance at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, the band and Swift don't actually meet in the video. They do their work in a warm-looking room in front of a comfortable fire, while she walks, barefoot and ragged, through a chilly, barren forest.
When she finds an abandoned hut and picks up Katniss' mockingjay pin, there's a sense of tragedy appropriate for the haunting film. We appreciate the fact that the video invokes the feeling of the "Hunger Games" without being too literal -- Swift-as-Katniss would not have been a good direction.
What do you think of the video?
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logan one: your revisionist views are completely inappropriate at this page.
As to this video - WOW! Great job. The Civil Wars are turning me into a Taylor Swift fan.
This has nothing to do with the war between the states.Its just a bands name.They wanted your comment on the song.Not political views.
Yes most of us know why he war was fought,but this isn't the time or the place.
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