Taylor Swift’s ‘Beautiful Ghosts’ For Film, ‘Cats’ Is A Bittersweet Melody
Taylor Swift is known to be one of the most talented singers/songwriters out here and the multiple Grammy award-winning songstress has shared her original song ‘Beautiful Ghosts’ from the film ‘Cats’.
The song is a painful yet moving ballad about having ‘no beauty’ in her memories.
Swift who portrays Bombalurina in the film adaptation of the iconic Broadway production, partnered with the musical’s creator, Andrew Lloyd Webber, for this haunting melody.
Speaking about the song in a featurette released in late October, per Rolling Stone, Swift had said:
“There was an ambition and an aspiration to have an original song in the movie. Just very much this understanding of like, ‘Let’s write the best song we can’.”
She also admitted that there were difficulties in writing the song since she was trying to make seems a seamless addition to the world of Cats.
“T.S. Eliot is such a specific type of writer and uses such specific language and imagery,” Swift said, referencing how Andrew Lloyd Webber’s play was based on Eliot’s 1939 poetry collection, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.
“Reading through his work, I really just wanted to reflect that. You can’t write a modern lyric for Cats,” she said. “So, if you can’t get T.S. Eliot, you get T.S.” she added, indicating herself. T.S. Taylor. Swift.
Listen to ”Beautiful Ghosts” below: