Way back in March 2022, Taylor Swift hopped on her socials to break the Internet (again) and announce her new song “Carolina” for the movie adaptation of Delia Owens’ bestselling 2018 novel, Where the Crawdads Sing.
Her folklore roots came back and shone through her lyricism on the new track. We got to hear her once again sing about the sand, the sea, and her dark thoughts. It was a surprising turn-around from Red (Taylor’s Version) and the Recording Academy decided to recognize Blondie’s brilliance. (Again, let’s not forget her 11 previous Grammy wins.)
Swift is actually up for four awards at the 2023 Grammys, including Best Song Written for Visual Media for “Carolina” and Best Music Video and Song of the Year for “All Too Well: The Short Film.”
“Carolina” was no “Shake It Off” or “Blank Space,” so if you haven’t heard the hit, don’t worry. You can listen to the song on all major streaming platforms, but if you want the full experience, you can also stream the film itself, Where The Crawdads Sing on Netflix with a subscription. But if you don’t have a Netflix subscription, here are your other options to brush up on the Swift lore before the 2023 Grammys:
- Rent on Redbox for $5.99
- Rent on YouTube for $5.99
- Rent on Apple TV $5.99
- Rent on Amazon Prime $5.99
- Buy on Vudu for $19.99
“Where The Crawdads Sing is a book I got absolutely lost in when I read it years ago,” Swift wrote on her Instagram. “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 even brought back Aaron Dessner for “Carolina.” That’s the producer for her entire folklore/evermore era, which is a big win for the new Swift stans. “I wanted to create something haunting and ethereal to match this mesmerizing story,” Swift concluded online.
Once you’re done catching up on the “Lavender Haze” music video, go find Where The Crawdads Sing so you’re not totally lost later this week when the announcer (hopefully) calls out our Miss Swift as the winner of Best Song Written for Visual Media. (But she is up against Beyoncé and Lady Gaga, so the competition is fierce.)
The 2023 Grammys air on Sunday, Feb. 5. You can watch live on the Grammys’ official website, on CBS, or on Paramount+ with a subscription.