Taylor Swift drops full version of Carolina from 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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After debuting the song in the trailer for Where the Crawdads Sing, Taylor Swift has released the full version of Carolina, and it is haunting.

Sharing more details about the song, Swift revealed on Twitter: "About a year and a half ago, I wrote a song about the story of a girl who always lived on the outside, looking in. Figuratively and literally. The juxtaposition of her loneliness and independence. Her curiosity and fear all tangled up. Her persisting gentleness and the world's betrayal of it."

"I wrote this one alone in the middle of the night, and then @AaronDessner and I meticulously worked on a sound that we felt would be authentic to the moment when this story takes place," she added in a second tweet.

The full version of the song featured in the film, based on the novel of the same name, was released at midnight on Thursday.


Where the Crawdads Sing centres on Kya (Daisy Edgar-Jones), an abandoned girl who raised herself in the marshlands of North Carolina.

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.

WATCH | The trailer for Where The Crawdads Sing

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