Wearing a sunny yellow dress and pearls, Taylor Swift joined the Civil Wars on stage during their sold-out performance at the Ryman in Nashville to perform, for first time, their “Hunger Games” soundtrack song, “Safe & Sound.”
After some witty banter about the packed-to-capacity crowd and how she almost wore the band’s T-shirt on stage to perform with them, the trio launched into the ballad about trying to hold on to good in the face of lots and lots of terrible events (well that certainly does fit the themes of Suzanne Collins’s novel).
Post-performance, the twosome of the Civil Wars took to Twitter to thank the singer for hitting the stage with them. “An unforgettable night @TheRyman. Thanks to @taylorswift13 for debuting ’Safe & Sound’ with us,” they gushed. “And thanks to all of YOU for being there.”
The T-Bone Burnett and Danny Elfman-curated soundtrack will also feature Arcade Fire, The Decemberists and even some vocals from its female lead, Jennifer Lawrence.
The film opens March 23, and if you haven’t heard (how’s life under that rock?), Oscar nominee Lawrence will be joined by heartthrob and Miley Cyrus beau Liam Hemsworth as well as Josh Hutcherson. If you missed the performance from Thursday night, Taylor is next tapped to take the stage at the Grammy Awards next month. No word on what song she’ll perform, but here’s hoping she breaks our heart one more time with this track.