“Safe & Sound” is a beautiful lullaby and a change in Swift’s musical approach. The song was featured on The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond Soundtrack.
The single was released on December 26th, 2011 by the American singer, Taylor Swift.
It was written by Joy Williams, T-Bone Burnett, Taylor Swift and John Paul White in just a couple of hours. The song is a mixture of folk music and alternative country, unlike her previous country pop work. The ballad is played in G major and Swift’s vocals span up to the high note D5.
An acoustic guitar also features on the song’s musical composition as well as vocals from the duo The Civil Wars. It is “The Hunger Games”’ official soundtrack. The song was released for digital download on iTunes.
“Safe & Sound” had positive feedback from the music critics, as it received four out of five stars from Rolling Stones magazine. It was named the singer’s “prettiest ballad”, the soundtrack’s “most crucial” song. Taylor Swift’s voice also received acclaim from critics, which stated that it “sounds more eerie than sweet”.
It has a duration of 4:01 minutes and it was produced by T-Bone Burnett.
The single was a commercial success, as well. It sold over two million copies in the United States alone and it was certified double platinum by the RIAA. The song reached the charts worldwide, such as Canada, Poland, Australia, South Korea, Belgium and The United Kingdom. It spent five weeks on the New Zealand Singles Chart.
“Safe & Sound” received many nomination, such as for the Musical Event Of The Year, at the Country Music Association Awards; Collaborative Of The Year, at the CMT Music Awards as well as a nomination on the Golden Globe Awards for Best Original Song. Its most important nomination remains the one on the Grammy Awards for Best Country DuoGroup Performance Of The Year. “Safe & Sound” earned the Grammy for Best Song Written For Visual Media.
The music video for the single was released on February 13th, 2012 and it was directed by Phillip Andelman. It was filmed in the woods of Watertown, Tennessee. The filming also took in a cemetery and it features both Taylor Swift and the band The Civil Wars.
Taylor Swift offered live performances of the song throughout her “Speak Now World Tour”, while in Australia. Regarding her performance, critics mentioned that the artist “took the song with a whimsical air and gave it all the mystique you would expect from the haunting ballad”.
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