Fresh off her two Grammy Award victories, Taylor Swift premiered the music video of "Safe & Sound," her ethereal lullaby with friends and fellow Grammy winners The Civil Wars for The Hunger Games soundtrack. The video debuted live on MTV at exactly 7:54 p.m Monday night.
Unlike the 22-year-old superstar's many crossover pop-country tunes, "Safe & Sound" is rooted firmly in the folk sound of The Civil Wars -- who must have impressed viewers with their 60-second introduction of Swift at the Grammys because sales of their single "Barton Hollow" soared the following day.
The music video is sparse, following Swift -- clad in a flowing white gown -- as she ambles through a deserted landscape. Inside a cabin, The Civil Wars (Joy Williams and John Paul White) harmonize with her as White plays the guitar in front of a fireplace. The melancholy, evocative tone of the song seems to match the mood of the movie's intense story.
Watch the video below!
Of course, Swift and The Civil Wars aren't the only A-list musicians to contribute a tune to the soundtrack for the highly anticipated film. Other artists featured on the Hunger Games' album include Arcade Fire, the Decemberists, Miranda Lambert, Kid Cudi and Academy Award winner Glen Hansard (Once). Swift also appears on the soundtrack with a solo, in addition to "Safe & Sound" with The Civil Wars.
The Hunger Games hits theaters on March 23, with the soundtrack available earlier that week on March 20.