Watch: Taylor Swift's 'Carolina' is a touching ode to a forsaken girl

By George Johnson June 24, 2022
Singer and songwriter Taylor Swift pens down an emotional song, Carolina for Where the Crawdads Sing

Taylor Swift’s haunting new ballad, Carolina for Where the Crawdads Sing is out now.

Written by Taylor Swift and produced by Aaron Dessner, the single is the first original track after Swift’s album, Evermore released in 2020.

Carolina features chilling vocals from the 11-time Grammy winner as she sings about sneakily moving through various locations without being seen, which is reminiscent of the film's plot.

It will feature in the end credits of the film releasing on July 15.

"About a year & half ago I wrote a song about the story of a girl who always lived on the outside, looking in. Figuratively & literally. The juxtaposition of her loneliness & independence. Her curiosity & fear all tangled up. Her persisting gentleness & the world’s betrayal of it." The 32-year-old singer described the song in her tweet featuring a preview of the haunting lyrical video.

The film, Where the Crawdads Sing is the evocative adaptation of the 2018 novel, written by American author Delia Owens of the same name.   

Check out the song below. 

The song is also available to stream on all music platforms here.