“Nobody physically saw me for a year,” Taylor Swift says midway through the trailer for her upcoming Netflix documentary Miss Americana. “And that was what I thought they wanted.”
The trailer for Miss Americana is here, following Swift in the lead up to her latest album, Lover, and exploring the singer’s feelings about public perception and how she uses her voice. From politics to speaking up within in the industry, everything changed as the GRAMMY-winning artist works within a swirl of commentary and opinion.
“I had to deconstruct an entire belief system,” she adds. “Toss it out and reject it.”
Miss Americana debuts at the Sundance Film Festival this week and arrives on Netflix on January 31, showing Swift struggle alongside her family to stop being what people want her to be and start living without other’s input.
Throughout the trailer, Swift is seen recording her seventh studio album, working with Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco on “ME!” “and showing off her “party shoes.” She also explores using her voice in politics and not allowing others to define her. “I feel really good about not being muzzled anymore,” she admits, between smiling shots of her working on music videos and inside the studio.
Swift’s family is also central in Miss Americana, with several scenes showing Taylor confiding in her mother. In an interview released Tuesday with Variety, the singer shared that her mom Andrea has been diagnosed with a brain tumor as she undergoes cancer treatment.
“She’s really the guiding force. Almost every decision I make, I talk to her about it first,” Swift told Variety about her mother’s role in Miss Americana. “So obviously it was a really big deal to ever speak about her illness.”
You can find more details on Miss Americana here.