MTV spread the news that the first single of The Hunger Games Soundtrack, “Safe & Sound” by Taylor Swift feat. The Civil Wars will have its premiere on February 13, 2012 at 7:54 pm ET, followed by an exclusive chat with Taylor Swift about her “Hunger Games” music video.
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Taylor Swift is entering the “Hunger Games” arena next week with hersoundtrack video for “Safe & Sound” in tow. The clip, which features the Civil Wars, will have its global premiere Monday, February 13, at 7:54 p.m. ET on MTV during “MTV First: Taylor Swift,” followed by an exclusive chat with Swift herself.
After the video’s premiere — which will also air live on MTV’s channels in Canada, Europe, Latin America, Australia, Asia and Africa — the Grammy-nominated singer will sit down with MTV News’ Sway Calloway for a 30-minute interview on MTV.com. Fans of the superstar can get in on the action by submitting questions via Twitter @MTVNews with the hashtags #AskTaylor or #MTVFirst.
CMT will debut “Safe & Sound” at 8 p.m. ET, the same time the music video will debut exclusively online at MTV.com, CMT.com, VH1.com and MTV’s International sites. On Tuesday morning, VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz Live” will feature the video at 10 a.m. ET/PT.
“We’re proud to be partnering with Taylor to introduce her new music video to our worldwide audience to every screen known to man or robot, while simultaneously providing multiple layers of editorial content and context,” Van Toffler, president of Viacom Music & Logo Group, said in a statement. “This global premiere underscores our mission to connect artists and their fans through a content-first strategy.”
Before the premiere, fans will be treated to exclusive content from the video and learn more about the song, which is the lead single from the “Hunger Games” soundtrack. “Safe & Sound” was written by Swift, the Civil Wars and T-Bone Burnett, the film’s composer.
The “Hunger Games” soundtrack, which also features Arcade Fire and the Decemberists, drops March 20; the movie hits theaters days later, on March 23.
Don’t miss the premiere of Taylor Swift’s “Safe & Sound” video during “MTV First: Taylor Swift” at 7:54 p.m. ET on MTV, followed by an exclusive chat with Swift about her “Hunger Games” clip on MTV.com.