Taylor Swift revealed that she will release her new song Carolina at midnight tonight.
On Thursday, the 32-year-old singer-songwriter took to her Instagram Story to tease the debut of the new track, which is from the soundtrack to the upcoming Sony Pictures film Where The Crawdads Sing.’Carolina. Midnight,’ Taylor wrote over an image of trees along a riverbank, adding a short audio clip of the song.
The I Knew You Were Trouble hitmaker last released all new music in 2020 when she debuted her Evermore album.However, Taylor has shared remakes of past songs and bonus tracks while in the process of rerecording her old albums.Where The Crawdad Sings is an adaptation of Delia Chase’s New York Times Bestselling 2018 novel of the same name.
The Olivia Newman-directed movie stars Daisy Edgar-Jones and was produced by Reese Witherspoon.The 11-time Grammy Award winner first announced that she had contributed a song to the soundtrack in March.She posted the film’s trailer to her Instagram page, during which a short snippet from Carolina could be heard.
In her caption, Taylor shared her enthusiasm for the film and the source material. She revealed that she wrote the song solo with Folklore and Evermore collaborator Aaron Dessner producing the track.
‘Where The Crawdads Sing is a book I got absolutely lost in when I read it years ago,’ Taylor wrote.’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.’
She continued, ‘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. You’ll hear it fully soon, but for now check out the @crawdadsmovie trailer for a clip!’A slightly longer clip of the song was featured in the second trailer for the movie, which was released in May.
According to Variety, Reese and Olivia shared additional information about Carolina during a roundtable discussion about the film that was live-streamed on June 17.The director said that Taylor ‘wrote this gorgeous letter to us’ and submitted it ‘out of the blue’ to the film’s production team.The Crawdads Sing will be released in theaters on July 15.