Just when you think you have Taylor Swift figured out she’ll come out with a new surprise.
The most recent song from Taylor is sure to surprise even her most loyal fans. The track, Safe & Sound, is from the upcoming movie The Hunger Games. The song is eery, cold, and is sure to gain some attention this year. Check it out.
Safe & Sound – Taylor Swift feat. The Civil Wars
Now that’s a creepy song. The track takes on an even darker meaning after you watch the trailer for The Hunger Games. The movie is about kids, teenagers, chosen to fight to the death until there is only one winner. There is only one consequence for losing and that is death. It’s crazy to think about and it really sets the tone for what this movie will be about.
Taylor wrote Safe & Sound with Joy and Paul of The Civil Wars. You may have heard of this duo in 2011. They made some noise with their unique country songs and videos throughout the year. They have a dark, bluegrass sound and it’s been drawing interest from various groups of country fans.
Now, Taylor Swift has changed directions a little bit with Safe & Sound as she takes on a bit of the darkness from The Civil Wars. We’re at the point in Taylor’s career where it’s easy to define her music, but when you think you understand what she’s all about she’ll throw you a curveball like Safe & Sound.
The track is about comforting someone that you love when it appears they are in danger. When people are afraid we do all we can to make them feel safer. In the context of this movie, though, it’s difficult to think about what is going to happen to the children. It’s a weird feeling and it makes you think about any time you may have said things would be alright even though you knew they would not.
This song most likely will become somewhat of a hit this year. Most songs Taylor releases gain plenty of attention and I don’t think this song about love and life will be any different. It will also be great to see The Civil Wars gaining more recognition in 2012. They have talent and I’m starting to get turned on more and more to their sound.
What do you think of this song from Taylor Swift?
Is it too dark? Is it creepy?
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