"Safe And Sound" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

Infectious electro-pop is fun for the whole family.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Upbeat lyrics promote the ability of love to conquer all.

Positive role models

Good vibes and a positive message that love can protect and offer comfort in a crazy world.

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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. 

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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?

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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?

Music details

Artist:Capital Cities
Release date:July 8, 2013
Type:Single
Label:Capitol
Genre:Dance/pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 11 years old January 5, 2014
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Not just a review of the song, but a review of the album ''In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery'' By Capital Cities.

''I could lift you up I could show you what you want to see And take you where you want to be You could be my luck Even if the sky is falling down I know that we'll be safe and sound We're safe and sound'' Wha? Oh. Sorry. I was too busy singing the catchy lyrics to the popular new song ''Safe and Sound'' by Capital Cities. Capital Cities is a great band, and the songs ''Kangaroo Court'' ,'' Patience gets us Nowhere Fast'' and ''Center Stage'' from their new album '' In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery'' are great songs to dance to. And ''Lazy Lies'' and ''Love Away'' are amazing songs that will have you relaxed in no time. The only song I hate is'' Farrah Fawcett Hair.'' The song drops the s-word about ten times, saying that Farrah Fawcett's hair is '' good sh*t.'' It all says the B- word in the name of a album. '' Sexy'' is on Kangaroo Court, and I heard one use of ''h*ll'' on one of the tracks.Everyone will enjoy this album, even my grandma liked it! But if you're going to bye this for your kids, Delete ''Farrah Fawcett Hair.'' I'm never going to listen to that one again!Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to finish singing ''Safe and Sound.'' Bye! ''I could fill your cup You know my river won't evaporate This world we still appreciate You could be my luck Even in a hurricane of frowns I know that we'll be safe and sound'' NOTE: I would get five stars if ''Farrah Fawcett Hair'' wasn't on here!
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Kid, 11 years old December 27, 2013
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Unique, fun song.

This song is cool, with a trumpet beat and unique vocals. There's nothing iffy I heard in it, so basically it's okay for all ages.

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