Taylor Swift has released a magical new song called ‘Beautiful Ghosts’, which is taken from the forthcoming movie Cats, where she stars as Bombalurina.
Written with legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, the track will be performed by Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward, who stars as Victoria, in the film. However, fans will be able to hear Taylor’s version, which was released on Friday, during the end titles.
Lloyd Webber saw an opportunity to create a new signature song for Victoria, whose character has been expanded for the film. “When I first read the screenplay, the first thing I said was, ‘We have to have a song for Victoria.’ ‘Beautiful Ghosts’ is an incredibly important and central part of the whole film.”
Director Tom Hooper added, “What I couldn’t believe was the extraordinary beauty of these lyrics that Taylor had written. It was as if someone had come into the film I was in the middle of making and … had reflected back to me a profound understanding of what we are trying to do with the movie. It was utterly thrilling.”
Check out the lyric video for ‘Beautiful Ghosts’ below.
A behind-the-scenes video about the creation of ‘Beautiful Ghosts’ has also been released. It includes an interview with Taylor, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Tom Hooper, and can be viewed below.
Cats is due for release on December 20 and features a star studded line up. Alongside Taylor and Francesca, the movie stars James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, and Rebel Wilson.
The film also stars Robbie Fairchild, Laurie Davidson, hip-hop dance sensation Les Twins, acclaimed dancer Mette Towley, Royal Ballet principal dancer Steven McRae, and rising-star singer Bluey Robinson.