The song was initially revealed in the official trailer
Taylor Swift has made a surprising song release. On midnight June 23, the Grammy-winning singer dropped a new track called Carolina, the theme song for the upcoming thriller Where the Crawdads Sing. Fans got an earful of the gripping track when the movie released its trailer in March. As the release date grows closer, Taylor Swift did her promotional contribution via this song.
Taylor Swift on ‘Carolina’ And The Movie
The movie, which stars Daisy Edgar-Jones in the lead, will feature Carolina. Taylor Swift hopped on to Instagram last night to talk about how it came to be. She said that Where The Crawdads Sing was a book that she got absolutely lost in when she read it years ago. So when she heard that a movie was being made that starred Edgar-Jones, a rising talent, and produced by Reese Witherspoon, she realised that she wanted to be part of it from the musical side. Swift wrote the song with Aaron Dessner, who also produced Folklore and Evermore.
But it turns out many of her fans had anticipated the song drop. The official Instagram account for the movie had dropped messages over the week with certain letters capitalized. Together, it read, “Carolina This Thursday.” Swift had teased her albums this way in the past.
Swifts Other Film Contributions
Carolina wasn’t the first track Taylor Swift made for a movie. She previously wrote I Don’t Wanna Live Forever with Zayn Malik for Fifty Shades Darker (2016), Sweeter Than Fiction for One Chance (2013), Eyes Open for The Hunger Games (2012), Today Was a Fairytale for Valentine’s Day (2010).
Where the Crawdads Sing will arrive on theatres on July 15.