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Swift's "Safe & Sound" video premieres Monday

Friday, February 10, 2012 – The music video for "Safe & Sound," Taylor Swift's latest single will make its premiere Monday.

Swift gets assistance on the song from the backing duo The Civil Wars. The song is from "The Hunger Games" soundtrack. The video will premiere worldwide at 7:54 p.m. Eastern on MTV during a special on Swift. The song will also premiere simultaneously across MTV's channels in Canada, Europe, Latin America, Australia, Asia and Africa.

CMT and TaylorSwift.MTV.com follow with screenings at 8 p.m. eastern, the same time the music video will debut exclusively online at MTV.com, CMT.com, VH1.com and MTV's international sites.

The following morning, VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live will feature the video in its 10 a.m. eastern/Pacific telecast, as it goes into regular rotation across all video channels, including MTV, MTV Hits, mtvU, VH1, CMT and CMT Pure.

Produced by T Bone Burnett, the companion album on which "Safe & Sound" will appear is set to feature all newly written and recorded songs, based on themes embodied in "The Hunger Games." The album will be released in advance of the film, which arrives in theaters on March 23.

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