Mulitple Grammy Award winner Taylor Swift has officially released the lyrics video for her newest single “Beautiful Ghosts” which marks the big new original song on the soundtrack of the upcoming film adaptation of “Cats” at Universal Pictures.
Co-written by Swift and “Cats” creator Andrew Lloyd Webber, the ballad is reportedly played in full over the film’s end credits but will also be played in part twice during the film.
Premiering in 1981, the musical is inspired by a T.S. Eliot book and follows a group of cats who come together for an annual event where one of the felines is chosen to ascend to the ‘Heaviside Layer’ and be reborn. The musical produced such notable songs as “Memory,” “Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats,” “Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer” and “Mr. Mistoffelees”.
It won Best Musical at both the Laurence Olivier Awards and the Tony Awards and ran for twenty-one years on the West End and eighteen years in London. To this day it remains the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history behind only “Phantom of the Opera,” “Chicago” and “The Lion King” but just above “Les Miserables”.
Taylor Swift, Judi Dench, Idris Elba, Ian McKellen, Jason Derulo, Rebel Wilson, James Corden and Jennifer Hudson amongst others star in the film which opens December 20th.