This morning Taylor Swift revealed on her social media that she’ll be releasing her new song Carolina tonight. Other than becoming another ‘Swiftie’ anthem, Carolina is the theme song for the upcoming film Where the Crawdads Sing and will play over the film’s end credits, similar to how Lady Gaga’s ‘Hold My Hand’ played over the end credits for the recent blockbuster hit Top Gun: Maverick.
Carolina will be the first fresh release of a song since Taylor Swift’s Evermore dropped in 2020, along with her recent “Taylor’s Version” remakes of old albums. The “Taylors Version” albums so far include Fearless and, most recently, Red, where she released bonus songs that never made it to the albums along with additional lyrics and one ten-minute version of a song-turned-short-film that became particularly popular.
‘Carolina’ Becomes the Theme Song for Where the Crawdads Sing
The Where the Crawdads Sing film theme song, Carolina, was surprisingly submitted to the filmmakers by Taylor Swift on a whim. Producer Reese Witherspoon of Where the Crawdads Sing spoke at a recently live-streamed roundtable about it and said,
“She[Swift] read this book and loved it so much, and 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 haunting and magical and beautiful.”
Director Olivia Newman also revealed Taylor had gone out of her way and wrote the song “out of just pure inspiration and sort of said, ‘I don’t know if you’ll like it, but here it is,”
Apparently, Taylor Swift and her team recorded Carolina in one take and only used instruments that existed in the early 1950s, the period where the Where the Crawdads Sing film is set.
Where the Crawdads Sing is set to release in theaters on July 15th.
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