The Cats movie is coming. Today, it’s been revealed that Taylor Swift — who has a role in it as Bombalurina — has also co-written an original track for the musical with original composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.
As Variety reports, it’s called “Beautiful Ghosts” and will be sung by Francesca Hayward in the film, who plays a cat named Victoria. Per this tweet from a Daily Mail reporter, it will also be briefly reprised by Judi Dench. Swift will have her own version of the song that will play over the movie’s end credits.
The song was written by Swift and Lloyd Webber while the film was shooting in the fall of last year when they were rehearsing Swift’s number “Macavity The Mystery Cat.” This means that Swift will be eligible for the Academy Award for Best Original Song, if it comes to that.
Universal Pictures has shared a featurette on the making of the song featuring interviews with Swift, Lloyd Webber, and director Tom Hooper. You can also hear a bit of Swift recording the track.
In other Swift news, it’s been 13 years since she released her debut album. #13YearsOfTaylor!
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. #13YearsOfTaylor
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) October 24, 2019