Listen to Taylor Swift’s New Song ‘Carolina’ for ‘Where The Crawdads Sing’

Taylor Swift has released a new song called ‘Carolina’, produced by Aaron Dessner of The National.

The track is the theme song for the new movie Where the crayfish singdirected by Olivia Newman and executive produced by Reese Witherspoon.

A clip of ‘Carolina’ was first previewed in the trailer for the new mystery thriller in March. Swift’s vocals sound terrifying as she sings: “They never saw me / You didn’t see me here / No they never saw me here / There are places I’ll never, never go / Things only Carolina will ever know

Two versions of ‘Carolina’ have been released: a shorter ‘video version’ and a longer 4-minute track. Listen to them both below:

According to Witherspoon, the song was written while Swift was working on her 2020 album “Folklore,” after reading the 2018 Delia Owens novel of the same name on which the film is based.

“She read this book and loved it so much, then she heard we were making a movie [during the period] she was making her ‘Folklore’ album and then she wrote a song with that whole ‘Folklore’ team, which was so terrifying, magical and beautiful,” Witherspoon said during a recent roundtable discussion (via Variety

Newman explained that Swift submitted the song out of the blue after writing a “beautiful letter” to the crew. “She had started writing this song out of sheer inspiration and basically said, ‘I don’t know if you’ll like it, but here it is,'” she said.

The song was produced by Aaron Dessner, with whom Swift collaborated on her last two albums, “Folklore” and “Evermore.” They recorded the song with instruments that were only available before 1953 and they did it in one take – the way they recorded songs in the 1950s, when the movie is set.

Newman said she “started crying her eyes out” when she first heard the song, adding, “I love singing along to Taylor Swift songs, but I never cry like this.”

In a statement announcing the song’s release (via Consequence), Swift said she wanted to “create something haunting and ethereal to match this mesmerizing tale”.

Where the crayfish sing will hit theaters on July 15, 2022.

Earlier this month, Swift surprised fans at Tribeca Film Festival with a live performance of her track, “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version).”

The singer was at the Beacon Theater in New York to talk about her But too good short movie. The event included a screening of the 15-minute video, as well as an hour-long talk with Mike Mills, where Swift discussed her approach to filmmaking.

Swift also said she would like to make more movies in the future. “It would be such a blast to write and direct a feature film,” she said. “I don’t see it being any bigger in scale. I loved making a movie that was so intimate with a relatively small crew. Just a really solid team of people I trusted.”

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