Taylor Swift Debuts Haunting New Song In ‘Where The Crawdads Sing’ Trailer

25 March 2022 | 10:37 am | Staff Writer

'Where The Crawdads Sing' is based on the bestselling novel by Delia Owens.

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Taylor Swift’s haunting new song Carolina is featured in the first trailer for Where The Crawdads Sing, an upcoming thriller film based on the bestselling novel by Delia Owens.

Taking to Instagram to share the news, Swift captioned:

Where The Crawdads Sing is a book I got absolutely lost in when I read it years ago. As soon as I heard there was a film in the works starring the incredible [Daisy Edgar-Jones] and produced by the brilliant [Reese Witherspoon], I knew I wanted to be a part of it from the musical side. I wrote the song Carolina alone and asked my friend [Aaron Dessner] to produce it. I wanted to create something haunting and ethereal to match this mesmerizing story. You’ll hear it fully soon.”

The book Where The Crawdads Sing was initially released as a best-selling novel in 2018. The story takes place in 1969 and is set in Barkley Cove, a small town on the coast of North Carolina. It follows a young woman named Kya Clark after being abandoned by her family as a child and raises herself in South Carolina’s marshes. Clark is known by her town as “marsh girl,” leaving her shunned and mistreated by those around her. She then later finds herself involved with two men from the town who see something special in Kya. But when one ends up dead, she becomes suspect number one.

Edgar-Jones will star in the film as Kya. The rest of the cast includes Taylor John Smith (Tate), Harris Dickenson (Chase), David Strathairn (Tom), Ahna O’Reilly (Ma) and Garret Dillahunt (Pa).

The film is set for release in July 2022.

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