Taylor Swift debuts haunting new song in trailer for Where The Crawdads Sing

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Daisy Edgar-Jones in Where The Crawdads Sing.
Daisy Edgar-Jones in Where The Crawdads Sing.
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  • The trailer for the film adaption of Where The Crawdads Sing has been released.
  • The adaptation was produced by Reese Witherspoon's production company Hello Sushine.
  • Taylor Swift wrote the song Caroline "to match the mesmerising story."

Taylor Swift's haunting new song Caroline is the backing track for the first trailer of Where The Crawdads Sing.

The film, based on the novel of the same name, centres on Kya (Daisy Edgar-Jones), an abandoned girl who raised herself in the marshlands of North Carolina

"For years, rumours of the "Marsh Girl" haunted Barkley Cove, isolating the sharp and resilient Kya from her community. Drawn to two young men from town, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world; but the community immediately casts her as the main suspect when one of them is found dead. As the case unfolds, the verdict as to what actually happened becomes increasingly unclear, threatening to reveal the many secrets that lay within the marsh," reads the official synopsis.

The film adaptation was produced by Reese Witherspoon's production company Hello Sunshine. In September 2018, the Academy Award winner selected the book as her Reese's Book Club Pick.

Sharing the trailer on Instagram, the actor wrote: "Thrilled to share the official trailer for @crawdadsmovie, coming to theatres this July. This story has such a special place in my heart and to see @authordeliaowens words come to life is true movie magic!"


In a post on Instagram, Swift shared how she got involved in the project and promised that fans would hear the whole song soon.

"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."

She added: "I wrote the song Carolina alone and asked my friend @aarondessner to produce it. I wanted to create something haunting and ethereal to match this mesmerising story. You'll hear it fully soon, but for now, check out the @crawdadsmovie trailer for a clip!"

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