Singer Taylor Swift may have created a brand new favorite song.
She has composed a song called “Carolina” for a film adaptation of “Where The Crawdads Sing.” The 2018 bestseller has spent over 150 weeks on the best-seller list as of February 2022.
The book follows two separate timelines that slowly begin to intertwine. The first timeline follows the story of a young girl named Kya who grows up in an isolated marsh in North Carolina from 1952 to 1962. The second timeline focuses on the murder investigation of the death of Chase Andrews, a local celebrity from a fictional coastal town in North Carolina, with whom grown-up Kya once had a relationship.
Taylor Swift Teases ‘Haunting And Ethereal’ New Song For ‘Where The Crawdads Sing’
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On Tuesday, the “All Too Well” singer revealed that she had fallen in love with the book when she had read it years ago.
“Where The Crawdads Sing is a book I got absolutely lost in when I read it years ago,” Taylor wrote in an Instagram message beside the trailer.
“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,” she added. “You’ll hear it fully soon, but for now check out the @crawdadsmovie trailer for a clip!”
Fans noticed that Taylor had to specify that she wrote the song alone, given that “Gorilla” and the “Blur” frontman, Damon Albarn, accused her of only co-writing her songs earlier this year.
@DamonAlbarn I was such a big fan of yours until I saw this. I write ALL of my own songs. Your hot take is completely false and SO damaging. You don’t have to like my songs but it’s really fucked up to try and discredit my writing. WOW. https://t.co/t6GyXBU2Jd
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) January 24, 2022
Taylor had called his “hot take” so “completely false and SO damaging.” She added that, “You don’t have to like my songs but it’s really f—ed up to try and discredit my writing. WOW.”
Everyone Is Commenting On Taylor Swift’s New Song!
“Bam Bam” singer Camila Cabello plugged the book, the movie, and her friendship with Taylor Swift all at once! She took to her Instagram Stories to write “I loved this book and I love @taylorswift” alongside a clip of the movie’s trailer, where a small snippet of “Carolina” can be heard.
Longtime Swift producer Aaron Dessner also took to Instagram to promote the film, calling it one of his favorite Swift songs.
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“As always, it was such a pleasure to produce a song with @taylorswift — and Carolina is one of my absolutely favorite songs she’s written,” he wrote on Instagram. “Can’t wait for everyone to hear it! (Go read Where The Crawdads Sing in the meantime while we wait for the movie 🙂)”
Fans Can Catch A First Look At The Lyrics Below!
— The Swift Society (@TheSwiftSociety) March 22, 2022
A Taylor Swift fan page known as “The Swift Society” shared the lyrics that can be heard playing in the movie trailer.
You didn’t see me here
(You didn’t see me)
They never did see me here
There are places I will never go to
Things that only Carolina will ever know”
A lot of fans compared the sound of “Carolina” to Swift’s previous song “no body no crime” from her ninth studio album, “evermore.” Fans especially compared the lyrics of “you didn’t see mem here, they didn’t see me here, there are places I will never go to” to “she thinks I did it but she just can’t prove it, I think he did it but I just can’t prove it.”
Considering that Kya stands accused of murdering Chase, it definitely seems like a fit comparison! Fans would definitely love it if the movie squeezed in yet another applicable Swift tune!