We now know when Taylor Swift’s Netflix documentary will arrive, as the Lover singer has revealed details for her highly anticipated film.
Miss Americana will land on Netfilx on Friday January 31, one week after it premieres at the Sundance Film Festival. According to a release from the streaming service, the film will follow Swift for a “raw and emotionally revealing look at one of the most iconic artists of our time during a transformational period in her life.”
“She learns to embrace her role not only as a songwriter and performer, but as a woman harnessing the full power of her voice”
The sentiment of Miss Americana tracks with Swift’s comments over the past year, speaking up for her creative freedom during disputes over her back catalog. In fact, it was through one of her public battles with her former label that we first learned about this project, with concern over being able to use her songs in the film.
Ultimately everything seems to have settled, with the songs being cleared for use in the Lana Wilson directed documentary. Swift has also announced plans to re-record her previous work, after the sale of her masters.
Taylor has spoken a lot recently about finding her voice through the changes in her career, telling Rolling Stone in September that it’s much harder to stay on top than to get there. “The times when I felt like I was going insane was when I was trying to maintain my career in the same way that I ascended,” she explained. “It’s easier to get power than to keep it. It’s easier to get acclaim than to keep it. It’s easier to get attention than to keep it.”
You can find more details about Miss Americana on Netflix here.