Taylor Swift Keeps 'Eyes Open' on New 'Hunger Games' Tune
This time next week, "Hunger Games" devotees will be lining up at their local multiplexes, ready to watch the blockbuster Suzanne Collins novel come to life on the silver screen. In anticipation of the Mar. 23 release of "The Hunger Games" film (and its soundtrack, which comes out on Mar. 20), "Eyes Open," a new Taylor Swift song from the film, has leaked online, and immediately recalls the trials and tribulations of the series' heroine, Katniss Everdeen.
Existing more in the modern rock vein than her usual country-pop oeuvre, "Eyes Open" finds Swift living her own Hunger Games, clinging to survival as she defies the odds of those watching her struggle. "Everybody's waiting for you to break down/Everybody's watching to see the fallout/Even when you're sleeping, keep your eyes open," she sings on the chorus.
Swift, of course, has a pair of songs on "The Hunger Games" soundtrack -- "Safe and Sound," a collaboration with The Civil Wars, was released way back in December, with a music video released last month. Produced by T Bone Burnett, the soundtrack also features contributions from Arcade Fire, Miranda Lambert and Kid Cudi.