Swifties can finally rejoice because Taylor Swift is back in a big way. Her latest single, released on Friday, is called “Carolina” and is from the upcoming movie. where the locusts sing.
Swift wrote the song herself and it was produced by Aaron Dessner. It’s about sneaking around various places and staying hidden, a theme that ties into the plot of the movie.
“In the mist, in the clouds. No, you didn’t see me here,” she sings in the song. “They will make a festival, I will make it count. Caroline knows it.
The singer posted about the song’s release on her Instagram page, along with a message about it.
“About a year and a half ago I wrote a song about an amazing story, the story of a girl who always lived outside, looking inside. Figuratively and literally. The juxtaposition of solitude and independence from it. The longing for her and the stillness for her. Her curiosity and her fear, all tangled up. Her persistent kindness of her…and the world’s betrayal of her. I wrote this solo in the middle of the night and then @aarondessner and I worked meticulously on a sound that we felt would be authentic to the time this story unfolds. I made a wish that one day you would listen to it. ‘Carolina’ is now available 🥺”
The song is gloomy and sounds like a funeral march. It’s quite haunting and not quite as pop as some of the singer’s hits. The change in tone makes sense, since the film is based on a novel of the same name by Delia Owens. It tells the story of a girl who was abandoned by her family in the swamps of North Carolina and was forced to learn to take care of herself. The story then takes a dark turn involving murder after romance.
where the locusts sing stars Daisy Edgar-Jones and Taylor John Smith. It opens on July 15 in theaters around the world.