Taylor SwiftTaylor Alison SwiftTaylor Swift celebrates House passage of Equality Act The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by TikTok - Dems rest their case; verdict on Trump this weekend Taylor Swift announces rerecording of album 'Fearless' after losing its masters MORE is lending her voice to a political ad for the first time, urging young voters to head to the polls to cast their ballots on Election Day.

The 30-year-old Grammy Award-winner's song "Only the Young" is featured as part of an ad released Friday from Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellThe Memo: New riot footage stuns Trump trial New security video shows lawmakers fleeing during Capitol riot Newly released footage shows Schumer's 'near miss' with Capitol rioters MORE's (D-Calif.) Remedy PAC.


In the video, scenes from the past nearly four years are shown, with images of Me Too and Black Lives Matter protesters interspersed with President TrumpDonald TrumpDonald Trump Jr. calls Bruce Springsteen's dropped charges 'liberal privilege' Schiff sees challenges for intel committee, community in Trump's shadow McConnell says he'd back Trump as 2024 GOP nominee MORE removing his face mask following a hospital stay for COVID-19, Judge Amy Coney BarrettAmy Coney BarrettThe Jan. 6 case for ending the Senate filibuster Laurence Tribe: Justice Thomas is out of order on 2020 election McConnell backs Garland for attorney general MORE being sworn in as a Supreme Court justice, and a 75-year-old protester in Buffalo being shoved to the ground by police.

Young voters and supporters of Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden 'disappointed' in Senate parliamentarian ruling but 'respects' decision Taylor Swift celebrates House passage of Equality Act Donald Trump Jr. calls Bruce Springsteen's dropped charges 'liberal privilege' MORE are then seen organizing and sporting voting gear, while Swift's track plays in the background, with the lyrics: "Only the young can run."

"You've marched for four years," a message in the ad reads. "Now it's time to run."


The get-out-the-vote message marks the first time that Swift authorized the use of one of her songs for a political spot. "Only the Young" originally appeared in Swift's Netflix documentary, "Miss Americana," released earlier this year. She has said she penned it following the 2018 midterm elections to help disappointed young voters "hopefully stoke some fires politically."

The 30-year-old singer has been a vocal critic of Trump, since breaking her virtually career-long silence on politics during the 2018 midterm elections. Swift tweeted to Trump earlier this year, "We will vote you out in November."

ITK hears that Swalwell is a huge and longtime fan of Swift. After Remedy PAC reached out to Swift's team earlier this week, the performer agreed to the use of "Only the Young" because its message to inspire young voters aligned with the spirit of her song.