Taylor Swift Premieres New Song “Only The Young” from Documentary “Taylor Swift: Miss Americana”
- A documentary film “Taylor Swift: Miss Americana” was released on Netflix and in select theaters on January 31, 2020.
The film debuted at the opening night of 2020 Sundance Film Festival on January 23rd.
The film follows American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, directed by Lana Wilson.
Taylor Swift premieres a new song “Only The Young” from the film.
She told Variety about the song, “I wrote it after the  midterm elections, when there were so many young people who rallied for their candidate, whether it was a senator or congressman or congresswoman. It was hard to see so many people feel like they had canvassed and done everything and tried so hard. I saw a lot of young people’s hopes dashed. And I found that to be particularly tragic, because young people are the people who feel the worst effects of gun violence, and student loans and trying to figure out how to start their lives and how to pay their bills, and climate change, and are we going to war — all these horrific situations that we find ourselves facing right now.”
- A director Lana Wilson said, “One thing I think is amazing about [Swift] is that she goes to the studio and to songwriting as a place to process what she’s going through. I loved how, when she [found out reputation wasn’t nominated for AOTY at the 2019 Grammys], this isn’t someone who’s going to feel sorry for herself or say ‘That wasn’t right.’ She’s like, ‘Okay, I’m going to work even harder.’ You see her strength of character in that moment when she gets that news. And then with the election results, I loved how she channeled so many of her thoughts and feelings into ‘Only the Young.’ It was a great way to kind of show how stuff that happens in her life goes directly into the songs; you get to witness that in both cases.”
- source : Variety