Taylor Swift will release her new song Carolina a theme for the film Where the Crawdads Sing tonight
This morning, Taylor Swift announced on her social media that she will be releasing her brand-new song, “Carolina,” the theme for the movie “Where the Crawdads Sing,” tonight. The song, which plays over the film’s closing credits, is released three weeks before “Where the Crawdads Sing,” which is scheduled to hit theaters on July 15. On the artist’s Instagram Story, a picture teased the upcoming drop. Although it’s possible that she will have more to say when the music is released tonight, she omitted any extra text regarding the song.
It marks the first freshly penned song Swift has issued since her “Evermore” album in late 2020, but the artist has put out remakes and previously unheard bonus tracks from her series of re-recorded classic albums in the interim.
Hardcore aficionados already had a pretty decent idea the music would be arriving tonight. The way Swift herself used to send out secret messages in the lyric sheets for several of her early albums was employed on Tuesday this week by the official Instagram account for “Where the Crawdads Sing” to spell out “Carolina This Thursday” when put together sequentially.
Additional information regarding the number was conveyed by the filmmaking team in a discussion about the movie that was live-streamed June 13. Points of interest were shared by Reese Witherspoon, who produced the film, and director Olivia Newman in a recent roundtable. The song was recorded in one take, utilizing only instruments that were available in the early 1950s, when the first half of “Where the Crawdads Sing” is set.
The song’s existence was initially made known in a movie trailer that featured snippets from it on March 22. At the time, Swift announced on Instagram that “Carolina” was produced by Aaron Dessner, who was also a key member of the creative teams behind “Folklore” and “Evermore,” her most recent two more acoustically centered albums, both of which were released in 2020. She stated at the time, “I wanted to create something spooky and ethereal to match this compelling story.
Swift’s song, which plays over the credits, the filmmaker claimed in the most recent live stream conversation, mirrors the mood of the story’s conclusion. According to Newman, “the song simply goes right into that. We wanted to leave audiences with that same sort of emotional sensation that was impactful on readers of the source text.”