By Vic Medina | 9 seconds ago
Gird up your loins, folks. The Swifties are coming. Millions of Taylor Swift fans suddenly screamed with joy (and their parents cried out in terror) Thursday morning after the singer tweeted a tease about the upcoming release of her new song “Carolina.” The highly anticipated track will be released tonight (Friday morning) at midnight EST, according to the tweet and coverage by Deadline.
The song is from the soundtrack of the movie Where the crayfish sing, the big-screen film adaptation of Delia Owens’ best-selling novel. It stars Daisy Edgar-Jones, David Strathairn and Garret Dillahunt and tells a story set in the 1950s of a young girl named Kya (Edgar-Jones), who was abandoned by her family and grew up on her own in the swamps of the deep South. Years later, “The Marsh Girl” begins a romantic relationship with a local boy, but when he is found dead, she becomes the prime suspect in his murder. The film, directed by Olivia Newman, is expected to hit theaters on July 15, and Sony Pictures released a trailer earlier this year featuring a short preview of the Taylor Swift song.
“There are things only Carolina knows…and you will soon too,” the tweet from the official Taylor Swift account read in a caption, along with a very short snippet of Swift breathlessly singing “Carolina knows”. Fans have been eagerly awaiting a new song from the 32-year-old singer as her latest new music came from the 2020 album forever† That album won an American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Album and was nominated for a Grammy for Album of the Year. When she’s not putting out songs that her ex-boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal is slamming, she’s doing pretty well professionally. She has sold over 200 million albums and won 11 Grammy Awards. As you’d expect, Taylor Swift fans (who use the aforementioned term “Swifties”) are beside themselves with the news that new Tay Tay music is coming their way.
In March, Taylor Swift wrote about her love for the book Where the crayfish sing, and said she was “absolutely lost” when she read it years before. She also admitted her eagerness to be a part of the film’s soundtrack. Swift wrote the song herself, which was produced by her regular collaborator Aaron Dessner. While the announcement caused a stir on the internet, Swift herself is currently enjoying a vacation in the Bahamas with her new boyfriend Joe Alwyn (Billy Lynn’s Long walk in peace), an English actor and songwriter.
While Taylor Swift does not appear in the film, outside of her own music videos, she has done her fair share of acting. She can be seen in the new David O Russell movie Amsterdam, a drama with an all-star cast including Margot Robbie, Anya Taylor-Joy and Christian Bale. It will hit theaters in November. Her other film credits include: cats† the giverand the Lorax† Last year she premiered a 15 minute short film titled But too good, which she wrote and directed. It is based on her song of the same name and starring Sadie Sink (Weird stuff) and Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf, the maze runner† Taylor also appears in the short film.