It was like an early Christmas gift – Taylor Swift letting fans know via Twitter, that her new song Safe and Sound was recorded for The Hunger Games soundtrack (featuring folk duo the Civil Wars).
Straight away the news became a trending topic on Twitter, and now, less than 24 hours later, the song has shot to number one on the iTunes chart in the U.S.
The song is a beautiful, but dark ballad featuring the harmony vocals of Joy Williams and John Paul White. The lyrics speak about the themes of The Hunger Games of struggle and survival
You can listen to Taylor Swift and the Civil Wars’ song “Safe and Sound” and check out the lyrics here