~~October 30, 2020~~
ONLY THE YOUNG
Scrolling through Twitter led me to this song. I didn’t know about it.
It’s only 4 days until the end of this 2020 election ‘season’.
This is an excellent way to connect with the younger and older voters!
“Only the Young” is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. It was released on January 31, 2020, through Republic Records, as a promotional single for Miss Americana, a Netflix documentary that follows Swift’s life and career over several years; the song is featured in the film’s ending credits.
The ad begins with voiceover of vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris saying,
“Why are so many powerful people trying to make it so difficult for us to vote?”
Then Swift’s song begins with the lyrics “It keeps me awake/The look on your face/The moment you heard the news.” Images of people getting emotional on election night, participating in women’s marches, and protesting the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh follow.
Taylor Swift approves this message.
On Friday, Rep. Eric Swalwell tweeted a new Biden/Harris 2020 political ad that features Swift’s activism anthem, “Only the Young.”
Released earlier this year as part of her Miss Americana Netflix documentary, this is the first campaign ad she’s allowed the track to be used in.
Swalwell wrote alongside the ad, invoking lyrics from the song. CNN reporter Oliver Darcy tweeted, “Swalwell tells me he cold pitched @taylorswift13 on this spot, and she green lit it – it’s the first political ad she’s granted permission for her music to be used in.”
~~Published October 20, 2020~~
Up there’s the finish line. Our future is worth our fight.
Thank you, Taylor Swift, for voicing what #OnlyTheYoung can do.
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