By now, Hunger Games fans are well acquainted with “Safe & Sound,” the soundtrack’s lead single cohelmed by Taylor Swift and the Civil Wars.
But the Grammy-winning folk duo (John Paul White and Joy Williams) also have their own song on the album, “Kingdom Come,” which you can preview exclusively here.
“It’s our homage to a survival song,” Williams told EW. “And also to trying to keep your cool and stay rational in a ridiculous situation,” White added. “It’s a little bit of ‘It’s going to be okay, it’s going to be all right, we’re going to make it through this,’ even when the situation around you is more dire than you’d care to admit. I think it’s how we all cope.”
“We wrote ‘Kingdom Come’ on the road in Jackson Hole, Wyoming,” he continues. “We were out there for a show, in one of the most beautiful places in the world. I think the landscape helped us capture the mood. We were unfettered, out in the middle of God’s country.”
As for the other songs on the soundtrack (out March 20)? They’ve heard most of them, but…”I think ours are better,” White joked. “Let the headline be: The Civil Wars Are Carrying the Rest of the Artists on the Soundtrack on Their Backs.”
Take a listen to the 90-second snippet below and let us know if you agree:
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