What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that "Safe and Sound" is a fun, catchy pop song with a driving beat and no objectionable content. The lyrics are sweet and harmless, while the music video depicts an exciting cross-generational dance battle between different styles from throughout history.
What's the story?
Capital Cities was founded by two professional jingle-writers who decided to apply their talent for crafting pop songs toward creating their own music. SAFE AND SOUND was originally released in 2011, and since then has been featured in a number of commercials and television programs. It surged to the top of the charts on the strength of a sensational music video and the release of the group's debut album, In a Tidal Wave of Mystery.
Is it any good?
The song is fairly proto-typical electro-pop, featuring a four-on-the-four beat and surging synthesizers, reminiscent of bands like Phoenix and Daft Punk. Bouncy and fun, positive and universal, the track is bound to please anyone who likes to dance.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about how electronic dance music (EDM) has begun to dominate the charts. Why do you think this sound and attitude are so popular?
The two members of Capital Cities don't look like typical American pop stars. Do you think the image and appearance requirements for stardom have changed?