UPDATE: As promised, Taylor Swift released her new song “Carolina” from the soundtrack of the upcoming film Where the Crawdads Sings at midnight ET. It marks her first newly written original song since her 2020 album Evermore.
The song, revealed in a lyric video, comes as Sony Pictures gears up for the July 15 theatrical release of the film, based on Delia Owens’ novel and starring Daisy Edgar-Jones.
Check out the video above.
PREVIOUSLY, 6:45 AM PT: Taylor Swift revealed on social media Thursday morning that the release of her new song “Carolina” from the soundtrack of the upcoming film Where the Crawdads Sings will arrive at midnight tonight.
“There are things that only Carolina knows… and you soon will too,” reads a rather cryptic tweet posted on the singer’s Taylor Nation Twitter page. “Taylor’s original song #Carolina is out at MIDNIGHT ET.”
An image on Swift’s Instagram Story shows a sleepy backwoods stream with the simple written message “Carolina Midnight.” A similar message was posted, and its brief audio clip, on Twitter (see it below).
The brief audio snippet from the song has Swift breathily singing the words “Carolina knows.” The film from Sony Pictures opens in theaters July 15.
Swift’s Instagram account has been posting cryptic messages this week indicating the pending arrival of the new song. “Carolina” marks Swift’s first newly written original song since her 2020 album Evermore.
In March, Swift posted the film’s trailer on her Instagram page, writing “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 @daisyedgarjones and produced by the brilliant @reesewitherspoon, I knew I wanted to be a part of it from the musical side.”
Swift wrote and performs “Carolina,” and the song is produced by her frequent collaborator Aaron Dessner.
— Taylor Nation (@taylornation13) June 23, 2022
The official trailer posted in March: