Taylor Swift has explained the meaning of her latest release ‘Carolina’ starring in the upcoming movie Where the crawdad sings.
The singer announced in March that she would be contributing her own song to the film’s soundtrack, based on the novel of the same name.
On Friday (June 24), following the track’s release, the “All Too Well” singer took to Twitter to share the story behind the new music.
“About a year and a half ago I wrote a song about the story of a girl who always lived outside and looked inside. Figuratively and literally,” Swift wrote.
“The juxtaposition of her solitude and independence. Her curiosity and fear were all tangled together,” she continued. “Her continued gentleness and the world’s betrayal of it.”
Swift wrote the song from the perspective of the film’s protagonist, Kya (Daisy Edgar Jones), a woman from the Deep South who had to educate herself.
The singer added, “I wrote this track by myself in the middle of the night and then Aaron Dessner and I worked meticulously to create a sound that we felt would be authentic to the moment this story takes place.
“I wished that one day you would hear it. ‘Carolina’ is out now.”
During Swift’s original announcement of the song in March, she wrote on Instagram, “Where the crayfish sing is a book I absolutely lost myself in reading years ago.”
“I wanted to create something haunting and ethereal that would fit with this fascinating story.”
“Carolina” isn’t the only recent Swift song to be seen on screen. In early May, she debuted her re-recording of “This Love” in the Amazon Video series trailer The summer I got pretty.
Where the crawdad sings hits theaters on July 15th. “Carolina” is out now.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/taylor-swift-carolina-meaning-where-the-crawdad-sings-b2108758.html Taylor Swift explains the meaning of her new song “Carolina”