Taylor Swift collaborated with famed composer Andrew LloydWebber for “Beautiful Ghosts,” a new song for the upcoming Cats movie.
Universal Pictures dropped a featurette about the making of the song and it includes a clip of Taylor recording it in the studio.
“Beautiful Ghosts” will be performed by Francesca Hayward in the movie and Taylor has recorded her own version for the film’s end credits.
“When I first read the screenplay, the first thing I said was, ‘We have to have a song for Victoria,’” composer Andrew Lloyd Webber said. “Beautiful Ghosts [is now] an incredibly important and central part of the whole film.”
“What I couldn’t believe was the extraordinary beauty of these lyrics that Taylor had written,” director Tom Hooper said. “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.”
Taylor added, “You can’t write a modern lyric for Cats. So if you can’t get T.S. Eliot, get T.S… I’m here for you.”
Meanwhile, Taylor is celebrating her 13th music anniversary in the best way.
Taking to Instagram yesterday, the 29-year-old shared a throwback pic from one of her first ever concerts, and paired it with a massive thank you to her fans.
“I said in an interview 13 years ago ‘I’m just hoping that I have a second album that does as well as the first and someday get to be a headliner, and always be the same person that I started out as,’” Taylor recalled with the Instagram post. “Scrolling through your posts today has me feeling all the feelings & I want to thank you.”
She adds, “Because of you, there was a 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th and 7th album. You guys made me into a headliner because you wanted to see me play. And your support all these years is what’s helped me stay true to that kid I was when I started out. #13yearsoftaylorswift.”
"Cats" is scheduled to open December 20.