"Safe & Sound" is a song by American recording artist Taylor Swift and alternative country duo The Civil Wars, taken from The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond, the official soundtrack for the 2012 film The Hunger Games. The artists co-wrote the track with its producer, T-Bone Burnett; the song was written at Burnett's house within two hours.
The song was released to the iTunes Store in the United States on December 26, 2011, and was later added to the BBC Radio 1 playlist in the United Kingdom. The song was critically lauded, with critics praising Swift's breathy vocals, the simplicity of the music, and its lyrics, with some citing it as a welcome return to form for Swift.
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