Taylor Swift has released her new song ‘Carolina’. The song is featured in the upcoming movie version of ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ – the 2018 murder mystery novel by American author Delia Owens.
The flick stars 24-year-old ‘Normal People’ actress Daisy Edgar-Jones, and is produced by 46-year-old actress Reese Witherspoon.
The ‘You Belong With Me’ singer wrote the track “alone” in a bid to authentically channel the “loneliness and independence” of the female lead.
The lyrics include, “You didn’t see me here” and “There are places I will never go to / Things that only Carolina will ever know.”
She then produced it alongside long-time friend and music collaborator Aaron Dessner.
The pair co-produced the Grammy winner’s critically-acclaimed eighth and ninth studio albums, ‘folklore’ and ‘evermore’.
The ‘cardigan’ singer previously teased alongside a clip of the song: “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.”
Pointing fans to the trailer, she wrote: “You’ll hear it fully soon, but for now check out the @crawdadsmovie trailer for a clip!”
The ‘Blank Space’ singer also discussed her love for the novel the film is based on, in addition to 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. (Contactmusic)