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Taylor Swift showed some love to fans just before Valentine’s Day, releasing the video for “Safe & Sound,” her single from “The Hunger Games” movie soundtrack featuring the Grammy-winning duo, The Civil Wars.
The ballad, which Swift wrote as a “death lullaby” to match the mood of the books, debuted to much fanfare on MTV Monday night.
Though the the three-minute-23-second video doesn’t feature any scenes from Lionsgate’s upcoming film adaptation of the popular Suzanne Collins book, it captures the feel of the dystopian tale about a teenage girl, Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer Lawrence), joins 23 other young “tributes” in a battle to the death for the ammusement of the capital city of Panem.
A barefoot and disheveled Swift wanders a burning forest, before stumbling on a Mockingjay pin — a major symbol in “The Hunger Games” — inside an abandoned cabin.
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Swift told MTV News she “fell in love with the characters” after reading all three books in two days when she signed on for the project. She also said she had originally envisioned a more rocking tune before reading “The Hunger Games.”
“When I got the call, I thought from what I’d heard about 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,”’” she told MTV News. “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.’”