“Where The Crawdads Sing” was a hit novel by Delia Owens before it was adapted for the silver screen.
The film adaptation is getting a lot of buzz prior to its theatrical release on July 15th, especially with Reese Witherspoon being a producer.
Now, Taylor Swift has released a song titled “Carolina,” specifically written for the film.
“About a year and half ago I wrote a song about an incredible story, the story of a girl who always lived on the outside, looking in. Figuratively and literally. The juxtaposition of her loneliness and independence. Her longing and her stillness. Her curiosity and fear, all tangled up. Her persisting gentleness… and the world’s betrayal of it. I wrote this one alone in the middle of the night and then Aaron Dessner and I meticulously worked on a sound that we felt would be authentic to the moment in time when this story takes place. I made a wish that one day you would hear it,” said Taylor Swift.
“Taylor Swift writing a song for the film based on these characters was the greatest gift that we could have received,” says film producer Reese Witherspoon.
“We got a call from Taylor and her team to tell us she had written a song, ‘Carolina,’ that incorporates so many of the haunting elements of the movie. I’ve gotten to talk with her a couple of times about what inspired the song and how she wrote it. Obviously, she’s a beautiful songwriter who understands so much about folk and country music, and it’s her appreciation of those genres that made the song so perfect for this film. And who doesn’t love a gorgeous, haunting Taylor Swift song?”