What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that "Safe & Sound" follows the typical Taylor Swift approach by including no profanity or mature content beyond one fleeting reference to war. It's the first single from The Hunger Games Soundtrack, and may interest kids who are fans of the book or movie. With a supportive message about protecting someone you love, it's yet another solid, kid-friendly song by the country superstar.
What's the story?
"SAFE & SOUND" is the first single off the soundtrack for the film The Hunger Games, the initial installment in the uber-popular young adult book series. Sung by country star Taylor Swift, the ballad includes a lot of what Swift is known for: very clean lyrics that describe a strong relationship in which one person demonstrates support for the other.
Is it any good?
Folk duo The Civil Wars gives a guest performance in this hauntingly beautiful ballad, featuring beautiful harmonies and Swift singing at her best. The mature sound definitely suits her, perhaps providing a glimpse into a bright future for the soon-to-be-a-grownup star.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about why Taylor Swift would want to have a song featured in The Hunger Games movie. What does she get out of it? How does the movie benefit?
Swift has been known for having high-profile romances with guys who ultimately let her down. How does this song represent her feelings on the subject?
Does listening to the song make you think about The Hunger Games? How does the song's sound fit the story's tone?