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Taylor Swift Surprise Releases ‘Carolina’: Look + Listen

In typical Taylor Swift form, the superstar singer/songwriter surprise dropped her new song ‘Carolina’ from the upcoming movie version of ‘Where the Crawdads Sing,’ the 2018 murder mystery novel by American author Delia Owens. 

Produced by 46-year-old actress Reese Witherspoon, the movie stars 24-year-old ‘Normal People’ actress Daisy Edgar-Jones and the ‘You Belong With Me’ singer wrote the track “alone” in a bid to channel the “loneliness and independence” of the female lead.

Taking to social media Taylor tweeted: “About a year and a half ago I wrote a song about the story of a girl who always lived on the outside, looking in. Figuratively and literally. The juxtaposition of her loneliness and independence. Her curiosity and fear all tangled up. Her persisting gentleness and the world’s betrayal of it.”

Produced it alongside her long-time friend and music collaborator Aaron Dessner (who co-produced the Grammy winner’s critically-acclaimed eighth and ninth studio albums, ‘folklore’ and ‘evermore’,) Swift’s lyrics include, “You didn’t see me here” and “There are places I will never go to / Things that only Carolina will ever know.”

The multi-hyphenate talent previously teased “I wrote the song ‘Carolina’ alone and asked my friend @aarondessner to produce it. I wanted to create something haunting and ethereal to match this mesmerizing story.” And pointing fans to the trailer, she wrote: “You’ll hear it fully soon, but for now check out the @crawdadsmovie trailer for a clip!”

Addressing her fondness for the novel the film is based on, and praising both Daisy and Reese, Taylor added: “Where The Crawdads Sing is a book I got absolutely lost in when I read it years ago. As soon as I heard there was a film in the works starring the incredible @daisyedgarjones and produced by the brilliant @reesewitherspoon, I knew I wanted to be a part of it from the musical side.”

‘Carolina’ is available on all major streaming platforms.

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Author: Saul Goode

Photo: Keith Hlnkle