"Safe And Sound" (CD Single)

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Kyle Jackson, Common Sense Media
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Infectious electro-pop is fun for the whole family.

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Positive Messages

Upbeat lyrics promote the ability of love to conquer all.

Positive Role Models & Representations

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

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What 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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Teen, 15 years old Written bybiovox14 December 23, 2016

Fun, great song

Great song by Capital Cities, advisable to listen to.
Kid, 11 years old January 5, 2014

Not just a review of the song, but a review of the album ''In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery'' By Capital Cities.

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I could show you what you want to see
And take you where you want to be
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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?

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.

Talk to your kids 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
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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