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Taylor Swift Goes Dark on New Song ‘Carolina’

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Taylor Swift released “Carolina” at midnight tonight. It’s not pop Taylor, more dark noir Taylor.

She tweeted out:

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. I made a wish that one day you would hear it. ‘Carolina’ is out now 🥺

“Carolina” is from the upcoming movie Where the Crawdads Sing.

The movie revolves around a girl living in isolation accused of murder.

Taylor’s song plays over the end credits. Swift wrote the song with the help of The National’s Aaron Dressner.

The chorus, on paper, reads well just by itself:

Into the mist, into the clouds
Don’t leave
I make a fist, I’ll make it count
And there are places I will never, ever go
And things that only Carolina will ever know

My interpretation is that secrets stay buried out there in the marsh.

Did the Internet like it? Of course.

Drake, Beyonce and Taylor Swift released music this week. This is a pretty epic week in music.

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